director Alex Turner
After a bloody shootout in a small town Alabama bank, a band of unlikely outlaws holes up in a spooky isolated house in a deserted cornfield in the 2004 Horror-Western Dead Birds.
Why is Michael Shannon dressed as a Cossack in antebellum Alabama?
The commitment to the period seems rather cursory. No one, in the rather decent cast, sounds like they’re from another century, except maybe that late 20th century. But that may be more on the writer and director here.
That said, it’s not utterly dire. There are even elements of eeriness at times.