The Birds – Horror Movie Marathon – Classic Horror

The Birds

Movie: The Birds
Year: 1963
Rating: PG-13

The Story, in a nutshell: A small town is terrorized by bird attacks.

Reason it’s awesome: The story is simple and sounds so benign, but the execution of the story has moments where it is terrifying! I remember watching this as a very young teenager and my brothers, who were probably about 7 and 9 at the time, were quite disturbed. Although it has some gruesome moments, the core of this film is actually terror and suspense, and it accomplishes it very well.

Humor level: 2/5
Violence level: 3/5
Scary level: 4/5

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