A tight-knit group of teens finds themselves fighting for their lives when unexpected visitors — a flock of flesh-eating birds (err, pterodactyls?) infected by a malicious virus — invade their campsite. One by one, these avian assassins wipe them out. Originally shown as Flu Bird Horror on SyFy way back in August 23, 2008 (when it was still Sci-Fi), this movie has just been re-released on DVD.
Somehow, I’ve watched eight films associated with Leigh Scott over the last few hours. I blame these Mill Creek sets!
In this one, seven camping delinquents — with the goal of reintegration to society — are attacked by mutated birds, killing their counselor and wounding one of them. One of them, Johnson, takes over the group through intimidation. While all that’s happening, Ranger Garrett tries to save everyone. He’s played by Lance Guest (Halloween II, The Last Starfighter), who is always a welcome sight. Sarah Butler, who was in the remake of I Spit On Your Grave, also appears.
The original idea was that infected people would transform into the giant bird-like monsters. However, the budget wasn’t there for that idea to make it into the movie.
Mill Creek Entertainment’s Savage Nature set has this movie and three other films all about the evil side of Mother Nature. You also get a code for all four films on their MovieSPREE service. Want to see it for yourself? Then grab a copy right here.
You can also watch this on Amazon Prime.
DISCLAIMER: This movie was sent to us by Mill Creek Entertainment.