Dead Birds
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A handful of thieves discover they have more to worry about than the law in this independent horror story, set during the Civil War. William (Henry Thomas) is the leader of a group of runaway Confederate soldiers who, with the help of an escaped slave and an Army nurse, stage a daring robbery at a bank holding a cache of rebel gold. The heist does not go smoothly, and William's associates soon fall into in-fighting as they head toward Mexico with their stolen fortune. Needing a place to rest for the night, the criminals set up camp in a mansion overlooking an abandoned plantation, but it… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What a shame it didn't get the theater treatment..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"You're not likely to lose a night's sleep over it . . . but you may find yourself double-checking under the bed before turning in."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Other than the refreshing setting, there isn't much else going on in Birds that you haven't seen a million times anywhere else."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"Dull, boring, silly, but starring the kid from E.T."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"About the only thing that is original and unfamiliar about this house of horrors horror film is that it is set during the Civil War."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
"Evil bastards encounter angry spirits in a haunted house. You do the math."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Solid acting, at times brilliant camera work, and superb sound design all contribute to make this a truly frightening winner."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"The deliberate pacing of the movie does take a while to get used to, though, especially for viewers who like their horror movies fast and bloody."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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