When Black Birds Fly is a 106-minute animated horror film that was singlehandedly written, directed, and animated by Jimmy ScreamerClauz.
It’s the second animated feature produced by ScreamerClauz, who made Where the Dead Go to Die in 2012. Described as a “pre-apocalyptic propaganda nightmare set in another dimension,” When Black Birds Fly is set in the town of Heaven, ruled by a leader named Caine who demands that his subjects unconditionally love and obey him, and most importantly, never venture beyond the town’s walls. The story begins when two children disobey the latter rule:
If the insane trailer is any indication, the film probably won’t appeal to mainstream tastes, a fact that the filmmaker himself acknowledges. “It’s a completely original one of a kind experience that you won’t find anywhere else,” wrote ScreamerClauz on one of his YouTube videos, “and because of that, it’s not going to be for everyone and I accept those consequences!” But like his earlier works, Black Birds is finding favor with the horror crowd. The film won best animation at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in San Antonio, Texas last month.