Dead Birds (2004)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Haunted House Film, Period Film, Supernatural Horror  |   Release Date - Sep 13, 2004 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A handful of thieves discover they have more to worry about than the law in this independent horror story, set during the Civil War. William (Henry Thomas) is the leader of a group of runaway Confederate soldiers who, with the help of an escaped slave and an Army nurse, stage a daring robbery at a bank holding a cache of rebel gold. The heist does not go smoothly, and William's associates soon fall into in-fighting as they head toward Mexico with their stolen fortune. Needing a place to rest for the night, the criminals set up camp in a mansion overlooking an abandoned plantation, but it soon becomes obvious that the old house is not as empty as they thought, as a handful of angry ghosts make their presence known while William and his cohorts fight over the gold. Also featuring Isaiah Washington, Patrick Fugit, and Michael Shannon, Dead Birds was the first feature film from director Alex Turner.

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AWOL (Absent Without Leave), bank-robbery, ghost, haunted-house, mansion, soldier, Civil-War [US], nurse, slavery