Dead Birds (2004)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller, Western  |  13 February 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harris Mann ...
Jeffy Hollister
Girl Ghost
Black Woman
Brian Bremer ...
Hysterical Man
Michael Faella ...
Steve Green ...
Boy Ghost


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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Release Date:

13 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa dos Pássaros Mortos  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mark Boone Junior improvised the moment when his character Joseph bites down on a stolen gold coin and proclaims that it's real. See more »


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


Clyde: If he
Clyde: thinks he's sharing our loot with that ni**er, 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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