As beautiful blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly thousands of birds are flocking into town, preying on school-children and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Soon Mitch and Melanie are fighting for their lives against a deadly force that can't be explained and can't be stopped in one of Hollywood's most horrific films of nature gone berserk.
Dated special effects. A classic.
- The Birds review by JD
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You rated this film: 3
With Psycho, Hitchcocks best known film. Famous for good reason. At the time the special effects were the best available. The scenes of bird attacks now however are shocking only to the naive and very young. I was only 11 when I saw this film first and was very scared. An adult watching this now would have to be very sensitive to be scared. The scenes of struggling with a clearly stuffed seagull are mildly amusing. It has a 15 certificate so this gives it a target viewer of 15 - 18 (any older would certainly see through the production) or 50 plus (watching it for a second time or just a Hitchcock fan who missed it).