An important distinction about the Platinum Dunes remake of The Birds, as pointed out by Cinematical — they’re aren’t sampling Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1962 classic as much as adapting Daphne de Maurier‘s classic novella. Right. The gore wallowers whose output makes the resume of Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus look like that of John Houseman‘s…the thick-fingered vulgarians who made ’05’s The Amityville Horror and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are going to try and service the vision of the British-born author who wrote “Rebecca” and “My Cousin Rachel.”