The Birds

Film, Horror
The 100 best horror films, horror movies, the birds

Time Out says

'The Birds Is Coming' the advance posters twittered ungrammatically but with justifiable excitement. With death dropping blandly out of a clear sky - its menace magnified into apocalypse from the crop-dusting scene in North by Northwest - this is Hitchcock at his best. Full of subterranean hints as to the ways in which people cage each other, it's fierce and Freudian as well as great cinematic fun, with ample fodder for the amateur psychologist following up on Hitch's tortuous involvement with his leading ladies.

By: TM


Release details

119 mins

Cast and crew

Alfred Hitchcock
Evan Hunter
Tippi Hedren
Rod Taylor
Suzanne Pleshette
Jessica Tandy
Ruth McDevitt
Veronica Cartwright
Ethel Griffies
Charles McGraw
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