3.3/10
1,110
32 user 36 critic

Zombie 5: Killing Birds (1987)

Killing Birds: Raptors (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 19 August 1988 (Italy)
Trailer
2:34 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A group of students goes into the woods to study birds, and soon the dead begin to rise to devour the living.

Directors:

Claudio Lattanzi (as Claude Milliken), Joe D'Amato (uncredited)

Writers:

Claudio Lattanzi (story), Sheila Goldberg (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

After Death (1989)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A woman goes back to the island where her parents were killed. They had been working on a cure for cancer and accidentally raised the dead by angering a voodoo priest. With the woman is a ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Jeff Stryker, Candice Daly, Massimo Vanni
Zombie 3 (1988)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a terrorist's body, infected with a stolen chemical, is cremated by the US military, a virus is unintentionally released into the atmosphere over a small island.

Directors: Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Deran Sarafian, Beatrice Ring, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A professor opens a crypt and reanimates rotten zombies. The zombies attack a jet-set-group which is celebrating a party in a villa nearby...

Director: Andrea Bianchi
Stars: Karin Well, Gianluigi Chirizzi, Simone Mattioli
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A horror film director is stalked by a mad psychiatrist/serial killer bent on killing people to model the killings after the director's gory death scenes from his movies.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Lucio Fulci, Brett Halsey, Ria De Simone
Antropophagus (1980)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
The Church (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.

Director: Michele Soavi
Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr.
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A tough female reporter and her cameraman boyfriend team up with a four-man commando unit in the New Guinea jungle who are fighting flesh-eating zombies.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Claudio Fragasso
Stars: Margie Newton, Franco Garofalo, Selan Karay
Zombie (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately seeks the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After murdering a young girl, Angela Baker assumes her identity and travels to Camp New Horizons, built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before, and starts killing again.

Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson
Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins
Aenigma (1987)
Horror | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The spirit of a comatose teenage girl possesses the body of a newcomer to her girls boarding school to enact bloody revenge against the elitist, lingerie-clad coeds responsible for her condition.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jared Martin, Lara Lamberti, Ulli Reinthaler
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Lara Wendel ... Anne
Robert Vaughn ... Dr. Fred Brown
Timothy W. Watts Timothy W. Watts ... Steve Porter
Leslie Cumming Leslie Cumming ... Mary (as Leslie Cummins)
James Villemaire ... Paul
Sal Maggiore Sal Maggiore ... Brian (as Sal Maggiore Jr.)
James Sutterfield James Sutterfield ... Rob
Lin Gathright ... Jennifer
Brigitte Paillet Brigitte Paillet ... Steve's Mother
Nona Paillet Nona Paillet ... Steve's Grandmother
Ellis Paillet Ellis Paillet ... Steve's Grandfather
John H. Green John H. Green ... Dr. Green
Edit

Storyline

In Louisiana, a soldier returning from Vietnam finds his wife in bed with her lover and he kills them both as well as a couple of friends, but he is attacked by a bird and he loses his eyes. Years later, the bodies have not been found and the former soldier is now a bird specialist (Dr. Fred Brown) living in a house nearby the swamp. When a group of college students go to the swamp on an assignment to research a species of woodpecker that is almost extinct, they head to Dr. Brown's house to get some tips of how to find the rare bird. They drive through the swamp where they find the house where the murders happened and they decide to stay there. During the night, weird things happen. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

19 August 1988 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Zombie 5: Killing Birds See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

ITL 150,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmirage, Flora Film See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ultra Stereo)

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Just like "After Death" (1989) a.k.a "Zombie 4", which has no connection with its predecessor, "Killing Birds" (which has no connection to "Zombie 3" or "Zombie 4") was released as "Zombie 5" in various countries only to capitalize on the success of "Zombie 3" (1987). See more »

Connections

Followed by After Death (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Stupid, Gore and Messy Collection of Clichés
8 March 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Louisiana, a soldier returning from Vietnam finds his wife in bed with her lover and he kills him, her and a couple of friends, but he is attacked by a bird and he loses his eyes. Years later, the bodies have not been found and the former soldier is the specialist in birds Dr. Fred Brown (Robert Vaughn), living in a house nearby the swamp. When a group of college students is assigned for a research of a woodpecker near extinction, they head to Dr. Brown's house to get some tips of how to find the rare bird. Then they drive through the swamp where they find the house where the murders happen and they decide to stay there. During the night, weird things happen and they are attacked by the victims of Dr. Brown.

"Zombie 5 – Killing Birds" is a stupid, gore and messy collection of clichés. The acting is terrible and histrionic; the screenplay is imbecile with mistakes in the continuity; the soundtrack is annoying and inappropriate for a horror movie; and the sets are very poor. Indeed it is an awful end of career of Robert Vaughn. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): Not Available


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 32 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed