A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Critic reviews of title
“The true genius of the film, based on a 1952 short story by Daphne du Maurier, is the way Hitchcock makes the malevolent birds seem like manifestations of his characters' mental unease.”
- Daily Telegraph (UK)
“Few films depict so eerily yet so meticulously the metaphysical and historical sense of a world out of joint.”
- New Yorker
“Hitch's much misappreciated follow-up to Psycho is arguably the greatest of all disaster films – a triumph of special effects, as well as the fountainhead of what has become known as gross-out horror.”
- Village Voice