Saturday, October 20, 2007

13 Nights of Halloween:
Night #2 Dead Birds

Tonight's movie is the strangely titled "Dead Birds". This movie is
Dead Birdsa horror period piece set in the American Civil War. It stars Henry Thomas, best know for playing Elliott in the movie "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial", with a bunch of other people I didn't recognise and a part played by Isaiah Washington. Even the director isn't a name I know and his credit list is short. Do not, however, let this dissuade you from seeing this movie. Not only is it great to get a movie set in the past, instead of the usual timeless period that could be anything from 1970 to today, but this is a ripping good film too.

As soon as I saw the trailer for this one I immediately wanted to see it. I was not disappointed, and I don't think you will be either. It's good to see a historical horror. It adds a nice flavour and a touch of depth. It brings with it other story elements that can be expressed in just a word or two, or some simple actions. I also like it because in some good ways it adds to the horror. The past, when it's that far back, was a time when so many things were unknown, some of them unfathomable. It is also a time when there is more belief in the supernatural. The characters fear it so much more because they believe in it. They don't dismiss it, and they certainly don't dismiss its power.

Mood: copasetic
Music: Crave by Nuno.

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