Thursday, May 12, 2005
Dead Birds
In which there is only one dead bird, and it has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with the plot.

Just finished Dead Birds. It wasn't horrible. But it wasn't great, either.

A bunch of rogue Confederate soldiers rob a bank, and hide out in an abandoned plantation house. Turns out some freaky bad voodoo shit went down in the house a while back, and it's chock full o' demons.

The demons are pretty awesome... great effects, and some nice creepy imagery.

Plotwise... eh. I fast-forwarded through a lot of rather lengthy scenes of people creeping slowly about whilst carrying lanterns and not speaking at all. Most of the intriguing plot stuff is condensed into a three or four minute Montage Of Voodoo Doom. If only they'd spread that out, I wouldn't have nearly dozed off.

Bonus: Henry Thomas was in this. He's a fair to decent actor, considering he rose to fame playing the dorky kid in E.T.

So, eh. Watch this if you want to. I won't try to stop you. However: I rented this mainly because the blurbs on the cover praisingly compared it to a film called Deathwatch. I can't say enough great things about Deathwatch, so... try to see that instead.