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Killing Birds (1987)
"Killing Birds: Raptors" (original title)

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A group of students goes into the woods to study birds, and soon the dead begin to rise to devour the living.

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Cast overview:
Lara Wendel ...
Anne
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Dr. Fred Brown
Timothy W. Watts ...
Steve Porter
Leslie Cumming ...
Mary (as Leslie Cummins)
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Paul
Sal Maggiore ...
Brian (as Sal Maggiore Jr.)
James Sutterfield ...
Rob
Lin Gathright ...
Jennifer
Brigitte Paillet ...
Steve's Mother
Nona Paillet ...
Steve's Grandmother
Ellis Paillet ...
Steve's Grandfather
John H. Green ...
Dr. Green
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In Louisiana, a soldier returning from Vietnam finds his wife in bed with her lover and he kills them both as well as a couple of friends, but he is attacked by a bird and he loses his eyes. Years later, the bodies have not been found and the former soldier is now a bird specialist (Dr. Fred Brown) living in a house nearby the swamp. When a group of college students go to the swamp on an assignment to research a species of woodpecker that is almost extinct, they head to Dr. Brown's house to get some tips of how to find the rare bird. They drive through the swamp where they find the house where the murders happened and they decide to stay there. During the night, weird things happen. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Mystery

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Release Date:

19 August 1988 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Zombie 5: Killing Birds  »

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ITL 150,000,000 (estimated)
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(Ultra Stereo)

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(Telecolor)

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Nauseating
7 December 2000 | by (Prosper, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is possessed by an agonisingly slow pace, unlikable characters, and an annoying plot involving a bunch of college students looking for a rare species of cardinal in the Louisiana bayou. The film is ambitious, I'll give it that. The screen writers throw in a bunch of horror cliche c*** that goes nowhere (hero the son of...that guy, some "historical" stuff pertaining to murders, facts about birds), you know, the kind of stuff that's supposed to come together at the end to prove something.

The conclusion is especially terrible. It wraps up no loose ends and you are left wondering what the hell happened and why the hell the entire movie happened at all. It is a wholly unsatisfying experience with no redeeming qualities.

I fully recommend avoiding The Killing Birds.


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