Saturday, July 9, 2011

Micro Review: Dead Birds

A haunted house tale with a Western twist, this low budget scare machine delivers one creepy moment after another and is guaranteed to give even the most jaded of horror fans the heebie jeebies. At least that holds true for the first hour or so. Then this otherwise solid efforts slips a bit in the final act with scenes that rely too heavily on exposition. Still, the ride is a scary one, the acting solid and the Western setting a nice change of pace. There's enough here to like that I have to rate Dead Birds a Good, but I'm still not quite getting the title. Sure, there's a dead bird or two in it, but still.

1 comment:

  1. It's always hard to mix Westerns with most other genres, I've found, so it's always interesting to hear of one that mixes Westerns with Horror- and does it fairly well.

    And since when does a Horror movie title HAVE to have anything to do with the actual plot, eh? LOL