Thursday, January 25, 2018

Dead Birds

Dead Birds is a 2004 horror western, an underappreciated sub-genre. I like this one more than The Younger Son did. I'm keeping the DVD for re-watching while he's holding onto Bone Tomahawk.

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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%.

6 comments:

  1. I think I'll pass on this one, thank you. I need fluff right now, and something with a bit of British humor, since I have to be Sally's advocate tomorrow when she has an operation early tomorrow morning.

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    1. This is certainly not light or happy. I'll re-watch it in October probably..... Sounds like you need a musical comedy maybe. I hope all goes well tomorrow.

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  2. I do like Michael Shannon from Boardwalk Empire, but I think I'd pass, too. :)

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    1. Horror westerns aren't for everybody. I find the whole idea fascinating lol

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  3. I will search on Netflix for it - hopefully it isn't too scary-lol!
    Happy weekend!

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