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Dead Birds (2004)

A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

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William
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Sam
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Annabelle
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Clyde
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Father
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Joseph
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Todd
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Jeffy Hollister
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Girl Ghost
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Black Woman
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Hysterical Man
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Kormer
David Dwyer ...
MacCready
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Johnson
Steve Green ...
Boy Ghost
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In Civil War-era Alabama, a band of outlaws takes refuge at an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank that held a cache of Confederate gold. Led by William, the group includes Sam, Todd, Annabelle, Clyde and Joseph. They intend to flee to Mexico, but nightfall and a thunderstorm force the robbers to remain in place. As the night wears on, each member of the group begins to have visions of the atrocities that occurred within the house. As supernatural forces begin to manifest themselves, the six turn on one another. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong violence and gore | See all certifications »

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13 February 2005 (USA)  »

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A Casa dos Pássaros Mortos  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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This film was shot in 21 days. See more »

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Fairhope, Alabama was established in 1894. In the opening Fairhope scene, 1863 is the given date for the action. See more »

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Clyde: If he
[William]
Clyde: thinks he's sharing our loot with that nigger, he's got another thing coming!
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Referenced in Showboat & Boonie (2005) See more »

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Classic horror
18 September 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

From the opening of the film to the final frame I really felt like I was watching something I had not seen before. It was a great horror film but it also made me think of the Twilght Zone. The look of the film was beautiful, very dark and brooding. Someone mentioned a Polanski influence but I see it more as

Polanski by way of early Cronenberg or John Carpenter. Unlike some of the

other people who have commented here, I enjoyed the fact that the film took its time setting up the events in the house. It made the scares that much more

effective. I would like to see the film again (I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival) Does anyone know when it will be in theaters?


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