DVD Talk concludes,
Dead Birds has it all -body count, blood, creeps, ghouls and ghosts, and a major chill factor. Well, it doesn't have dead birds -oh wait, there is ONE- which makes the title the only real issue. While the tension builds quite slowly, it's well worth the wait, because this one is haunting.Dread Central says,
Dead Birds has atmosphere thick enough to cut with a knife. Something is very wrong in this plantation, and director Turner wants us to experience every claustrophobic moment of it. Solid acting, at times brilliant camera work, and superb sound design all contribute to make this a truly frightening winner.Reel Film says, "the film does deserve kudos for the simple fact that it's a horror movie that's actually scary". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 50%.