When I saw the title, I thought it might be an inner-city version of "The Birds." It's a very scary, very well crafted story. Two brothers are driving in a swampy territory, far from their homes, when their car gets stuck in a swamp. They decide to spend the night in a run- down old house. One goes on ahead and is assaulted by a flock of pigeons. He never quite recovers from his fright. The two guys spread a couple sleeping bags on the floor, but as the night goes on, one is killed, his head bashed in. But it is as if he is alive (can you say "zombie?"). The living brother, played by the late Brandon DeWilde, is attacked by his brother with a hatchet. He runs and strikes his head. He is found by a sheriff. There is the usual "You won't believe me" stuff and an effort to figure out what happened and why. The pacing is excellent and the conclusion very satisfying. One of the very best of all the "Thriller" episodes.
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