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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
Harris Mann ...
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
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MacCready
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Johnson
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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 is set around the Civil War period:(1863) See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Todd: [on finding all their horses butchered] Well... I guess... I'M WALKING!
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It's watchable, not as bad as other's have portrayed it
27 March 2005 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

This isn't great horror, but it's definitely good enough to watch; I would watch it again in a minute. Certainly the territory has been covered before with shock horror and a twist ending, but I wasn't expecting some great burst of originality, just a decent movie experience, and I found it.

There are the standard horror clichés; people where they shouldn't be, ignoring all the warning signs and acting somewhat stupidly. You've seen it before, you'll see it again, and it's here in all it's splendor

  • however, that doesn't spoil the movie. There are decent special


effects, some good shock moments, and a twist at the end to fulfill your expectations and keep you from falling asleep.

It's worth a rental if you're in the mood for some horror and nothing else catches your eye.


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