Thriller (1960–1962)
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Pigeons from Hell 

Two stranded motorists and a local sheriff battle evil forces that inhabit a run-down, abandoned mansion in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere.

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

John Kneubuhl (teleplay), Robert E. Howard (short story)
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Episode cast overview:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Brandon De Wilde ... Timothy Branner
Crahan Denton ... Sheriff Buckner
Ken Renard ... Jacob Blount
David Whorf David Whorf ... Johnny Branner
Guy Wilkerson ... Howard
Ottola Nesmith ... The Zuvembie, Eula Lee Blassenville
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Two stranded motorists and a local sheriff battle evil forces that inhabit a run-down, abandoned mansion in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It's Not for the Birds
27 November 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

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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