In a small farming community people start being attacked 'and killed' by ravens.
Several different characters are followed around, including the Sheriff (Sean Patrick Flanery), a recovering alcoholic bus driver (Stephen McHattie of WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ROSEMARY'S BABY, 300) and a Mennonite girl (they are sort of like the Amish).
There's some great scenes of the ravens attacking people, as they are the real birds, though the computer animated flock sequences are far less convincing. The story and acting are good but the one disappointing thing is that the bird killings simply aren't gory enough. After they attack someone you just see the person bloodied up, when in reality they'd be missing all the soft parts of their faces, with their lips, noses and eyes ripped out, as the birds are killing them for food. Still, it's far better than BIRDS II: LAND'S END and even features actor Rod Taylor (THE BIRDS, THE TIME MACHINE) as the country doctor, which I thought was very cool.