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

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  19 August 1988 (Italy)
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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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Anne
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Dr. Fred Brown
Timothy W. Watts ...
Leslie Cumming ...
Mary (as Leslie Cummins)
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Paul
Sal Maggiore ...
Brian (as Sal Maggiore Jr.)
James Sutterfield ...
Rob
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Brigitte Paillet ...
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Nona Paillet ...
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Ellis Paillet ...
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John H. 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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Also Known As:

Zombie 5: Killing Birds  »

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ITL 150,000,000 (estimated)
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Stupid, Gore and Messy Collection of Clichés
8 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Louisiana, a soldier returning from Vietnam finds his wife in bed with her lover and he kills him, her and 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 the specialist in birds Dr. Fred Brown (Robert Vaughn), living in a house nearby the swamp. When a group of college students is assigned for a research of a woodpecker near extinction, they head to Dr. Brown's house to get some tips of how to find the rare bird. Then they drive through the swamp where they find the house where the murders happen and they decide to stay there. During the night, weird things happen and they are attacked by the victims of Dr. Brown.

"Zombie 5 – Killing Birds" is a stupid, gore and messy collection of clichés. The acting is terrible and histrionic; the screenplay is imbecile with mistakes in the continuity; the soundtrack is annoying and inappropriate for a horror movie; and the sets are very poor. Indeed it is an awful end of career of Robert Vaughn. My vote is three.

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