Zombie 5: The Killing Birds (1988)

Posted: December 23, 2011 in Movie Review

Zombie 5: The Killing Birds (1988)
{Uccelli assassini}

Directed By: Claudio LAttanzi

Starring: Robert Vaughn, Lara Wendel, Tim Watts, Leslie Cummins, James Villemaire

Subgenre: Zombies

Synopsis:  A group of college students who stumble upon an old farmstead where the living dead reside. The dead are there because a soldier returning from Vietnam decided to kill his family because his wife was cheating on him. Oh, and there are birds, lots of them. Not zombie birds, which may or may not have been cool, just angry birds that tend to rip people’s eyes out.

Thoughts:  This may very well be one of the worst horror movies I have watched, and that is saying a lot.

Like I said, there is a lot wrong with this movie. The zombies looked like ass. The makeup took away from the death scenes, as it was sophomoric at best. I have seen better makeup jobs at the bar on Halloween. Especially dreadful were the knife wounds at the beginning of the movie. Just bad.

I did learn that this was actually released a year before Zombie 4, and was not initially a Zombie film, being simply known as The Killing Birds. It’s really too bad that it picked up the Zombie moniker, as I highly doubt I would have watched it otherwise.

In case you haven’t noticed, I can’t recommend this movie to anyone but the hardcore zombie fans out there and that would be just for the sake of watching it. Cool cover though.


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