The Birds

The Birds
The Birds

Year

1963

Duration

119 minutes

Genres

Thriller

Language

English

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Synopsis

Beautiful Melanie Daniels is a spoilt, mischievous socialite who pursues a hunky lawyer to his remote coastal Californian hometown with romance in mind. However, shortly after she arrives, Melanie is attacked by a seagull - and this is just the start of a mysterious series of savage attacks by an increasing number of birds. Based on a Daphne du Maurier story, this was master-of-suspense Alfred Hitchcock's follow-up to notorious shocker Psycho. Here, the chills are generated through a slow, subtle build of dread and, crucially, no explanations whatsoever for the escalating horror, creating villains out of the most unlikely of creatures.

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15 Classification

Contains moderate threat and horror.

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