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Flu Bird Horror (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Thriller  -  23 August 2008 (USA)
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A group of teenagers go on a excursion to the mountains. There, they are attacked by birds infected with a lethal virus. When the teens reach a nearby village, the haunting birds start passing their virus on to all the dwellers.



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Credited cast:
Dr. Jacqueline Hale
Derrick (as Bil Posley)
Gabriel Costin ...
Calin Stanciu ...
Counselor (as Barton Slides)
Dr. Giovanna Thomas (as Tarri Markell)
Serban Celea ...
Oscar Drake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vasile Albinet
Florian Ciprian ...
Suit Performer / Puppeteer
Roxana Iancu ...


Two amateurish hunters are attacked by creepy birds in the woods. Meanwhile seven delinquents are camping in the forest with their counselor in a program of reintegration to the society. Suddenly they are attacked by the birds and the counselor dies and one of the youngsters is wounded. The brutal Johnson imposes his leadership by force over the others while they are hunted by the birds. Meanwhile ranger Garrett finds one of the hunters passed out in the forest and takes him to the hospital. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If They Fly You Die


Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for some creature violence and grisly images | See all certifications »

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23 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Flu Birds  »

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Originally, people who become infected would transform into the giant bird-like monsters. However, the budget did not support any good transformation special effects, so the idea was scrapped. See more »


References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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This was infectious alright...
8 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An infectious, reeking, horrible excuse for a movie. I cannot believe I spent a dollar at the red-box renting this movie; a mistake that will be sure to haunt me for days to come. Trying to put down all of what went wrong in this movie is a confusing and overwhelming task- it seems like there is no end to the list of mistakes a person could put down for this "movie". However, trying to come up with some positive points is a much easier and rather manageable task, so let me give it to you:

1. The special effects in terms of the graphic gore (of which there was plenty) was not 'that bad'. I would not go so far as to say very good either, but at least this was tolerable. It looked believable enough.

2. The character range was believable, given the nature of their grouping. They had a drive that reflected who they were, which gave what little drive there was to this plot.

Now, what was wrong with it? 1. The majority of these hardly known TV bit part actors couldn't act to save their life. Seriously. Someone should find them an alternative career path and encourage them to seek a start in it immediately, before I or anyone else has to sit through another movie with their sub par acting making already bad movies even worse.

2. The story had all kinds of plot holes and little was to be expected in the way of tying things together and having this make any kind of sense whatsoever. Do you want to see a movie that you can follow? Rent anything else. Do you want to stare at your TV in disbelief for the next couple of hours, thinking about the other things you could be doing with your time besides trying to figure out WHAT just happened and how? Well this one is for you my sadistic pup.

3. Discontinuities up the wazoo. I won't spoil it for you by describing what all the messed up, but believe me, it is extremely noticeable- and I often don't notice these little screw ups the first time I watch a movie.

This movie looked like it had the potential to be a mix of a classic and a good movie- The Birds and 28 days later. Instead, I was quite disappointed and to say the least quite surprised that I did not pick up my pen and shove it through my eye and as far into my brain as I could, so I could get out of seeing any more of this film.

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