Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.Written by
One bird, named Archine, really seemed to dislike Taylor, who played Mitch Brenner. The feathered star went out of his way to attack the actor, even when the cameras weren't rolling. "Every morning, if we were on the set together, he'd come over and bite me," Taylor revealed, "I hated him and he hated me." See more »
As Melanie is in the boat crossing the bay, the reflection of the overhead lights can be seen on the casing of the outboard motor. See more »
("I married my wife in the month of June")
Derived from the traditional Scottish folk song "The Wee Cooper o'Fife"
Additional lyrics by Evan Hunter
Sung by the schoolchildren See more »
Not as effective as the short story by Daphne De Maurier but otherwise a really good and faithful adaptation. The Special Effects were really good for their time, as was the use of real attacking birds. Goes to show this would be the very worst nightmare if it suddenly happened. The back story is interesting and thankfully never tries to explain the horrific attacks. Both involving and scary.
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