|release date||November 30 1962|
|starring||Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren, Veronica Cartwright|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisSpoilt socialite and notorious practical joker Melanie Daniels is shopping in a San Francisco pet store when she meets Mitch Brenner. Mitch is looking to buy a pair of love birds for his young sister's birthday; he recognises Melanie but pretends to mistake her for an assistant. She decides to get her own back by buying the birds and driving up to the quiet coastal town of Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends his weekends with his sister and mother. Shortly after she arrives, Melanie is attacked by a gull, but this is just the start of a series of attacks by an increasing number of birds.
Horror movies throughout history have gone through a slight arch. At first monster movies seemed to revolve solely around the unknown parts of the worlds we have yet to discover. Soon after we dropped the big one on Japan, monster movies focused on the unknown of what can happen to creatures when exposed to a nuclear disaster. Remember the film Them? Sandwiched between the nuclear creatures and today’s evolved alien monsters, director Alfred Hitchcock surprised everyone when he took a creature and didn’t mutate it, or give a bigger brain to work with. The film The Birds takes the simple premise of birds attacking humans in a small coastal town and turns it into a suspenseful gem. …Read More