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Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) Review

Birdemic: Shock and Terror is a 2010 American independent horror film directed by James Nguyen. The film tells the story of a small town beset by a flock of deadly birds. The birds attack the townspeople, causing death and destruction. The townspeople must band together to survive the birdemic.

The film has been praised for its originality, its low-budget production values, and its sense of humor. Birdemic: Shock and Terror is a must-see for fans of horror movies.


In the town of Sonoma, California, a flock of eagles and vultures suddenly attack the residents. Many people are killed, including the town’s doctor. A security guard named Rod (Alan Bagh) and a young woman named Nathalie (Whitney Moore) survive the attack and try to take refuge in a nearby town.

As they drive, they see more birds attacking people and even crashing into cars. They also witness a cluster of birds flying into an airplane, causing it to crash. They eventually make it to the town of Petaluma where they find a group of survivors who are hiding out in a supermarket.

The group decides to head to a nearby military base in the hopes of finding help. On the way, they encounter more bird attacks as well as a group of crazed survivors who have turned to cannibalism.

At the military base, they find that the birds have also killed everyone there. They also discover that the birds are attracted to loud noises and bright lights. The group decides to use this to their advantage and sets up a trap.

The plan works and the birds are killed. However, one of the birds manages to lay an egg before dying. The egg hatches and a new generation of birds is born. The cycle starts anew and the town is once again under siege from the birds.

Movie Details

Director: James Nguyen
Writer: James Nguyen
Actors: Alan Bagh, Whitney Moore, Tippi Hedren
Release Year: 2010