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Five people heist the Camp Pendleton payroll, kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. Enroute a double cross has one of the thieves parachute with the loot ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Ted Vernon ...
Michael David Simms ...
Curry (as Michael Simms)
Richard Vidan ...
Kristina Sanborn ...
Victoria Christian ...
David James Campbell ...
Al (as David Campbell)
B.J. Turner ...
Dax Vernon ...
Tony Santory ...
Phil Zenderland ...
Mike Balog ...
Don Herbert ...
Radio Newscast (voice)
Howard E. Haller ...
Dyanne DiRosario ...
Kellie (voice)
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Five people heist the Camp Pendleton payroll, kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. Enroute a double cross has one of the thieves parachute with the loot into an abandoned graveyard surrounded by strange scarecrows. Two of the team jump after their loot and their former partner. Everything happens during the course of one very dark night. Written by John A W Smith <jaws@creative.net>

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Trespassers will be mutilated. See more »

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Writer/director William Wesley first met make-up artist Norman Cabrera in a comic book store. See more »

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This movie was filmed in Florida, but the story takes place in the California area. The radio broadcaster we hear says the radio station is WORZ, but radio stations West of the Rockies all being with the letter "K", not "W". See more »

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Jack: Hey Curry, how are we going to live in Mexico, when we're dead?
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In memory of my brother and sister Mark Steven Vernon and Marcy Mimi Vernon. See more »

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Atmospehre and scares make up for lack of plot
16 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot in Scarecrows is extremely generic, cardboard, and simple. If you want a movie that will have you thinking for hours on end, the Scarecrows will not suite you fine at all, period. However, if you are a person who would rather watch a movie for the sheer atmosphere, then you have found a nice little gem.

Scarecrows is far from perfect, the plot is extended out to nothing, which takes away any chance of this movie being gripping at all. The characters are also paper-thin, and have no personality whatsoever. The actors were also pretty bland. The script was poorly written, and extremely forgettable.

The only redeeming aspect is the fact that this movie has a great amount of sheer atmosphere, and the fact that the scarecrows are extremely creepy. If it wern't for the terror in the atmosphere of the film, then this movie would resemble a 1980s House of the Dead.

If you want a creepy movie with a plot that you don't really have to get into, then Scarecrows will fit you.

Recommended to B-Movie enthusiast only.


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