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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

Cast overview:
Lara Wendel ...
Anne
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Dr. Fred Brown
Timothy W. Watts ...
Steve Porter
Leslie Cumming ...
Mary (as Leslie Cummins)
James Villemaire ...
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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Genres:

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)

Color:

(Telecolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The house featured in the beginning of the film is the same used in The Beyond (1981) (aka 'The Beyond'). See more »

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Referenced in Paura nel buio (1989) See more »

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And there I was, really wanting to like this and all, but...
24 February 2011 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Where the hell were the killing birds? There were birds, yes, but they didn't kill anybody! Argh! There is one zombie shuffling around in this film, though, killing off teenagers in some empty house. But don't ask me why or where that zombie came from, because once again, there's no explanation for any of the events whatsoever. So why on earth am I rating this fantastic film actually 3/10? Hmmm... Let me think. Well, the opening scene is pretty solid. It sets a certain dreary mood (and those teenagers haven't arrived yet at that point). Ehrr... It's got somewhat of an atmosphere to it, this movie, somehow. Uhm... What else? Huh... Oh, yes: It's Italian! There you go: That's 3 points. Yay!


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