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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
...
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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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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Sound Mix:

(Ultra Stereo)

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(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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10 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Killing Birds (1987)

* (out of 4)

Incredibly bad, cheesy Italian horror film that's nothing more than a rip of Night of the Living Dead (again). A group of college kids travel to the Louisiana bayou for research and come under attack by zombies. There's also a side plot with a knife welding maniac and killing birds but none of this makes any sense. The gore footage is pretty good but the rest of the film is a real drag. Robert Vaughn has a small role in the film but adds nothing.

On DVD under the title Zombie 5 Killing Birds. Joe D'Amato directed some of the footage.


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