5.6/10
3,308
104 user 79 critic

Scarecrows (1988)

Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. However, an unexpected landing finds them in a cemetery inhabited by killer scarecrows.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Night of the Scarecrow (TV Movie 1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A group of drunk teenagers accidently set free the spirit of a warlock, which possesses a scarecrow. The scarecrow goes on a bloody rampage killing the descendents of the men who had killed... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Elizabeth Barondes, John Mese, Stephen Root
Scarecrow (Video 2002)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A high school outcast who lives in a trailer with his mother finally meets a friend. He wants to ask her if they can go the next step, but then sees her kissing another boy at a party. He ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Itier
Stars: Tim Young, Todd Rex, Tiffany Shepis
I, Madman (1989)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bookshop owner finds that an insane and murderous doctor from one of the store's horror novels has come to life.

Director: Tibor Takács
Stars: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser
Tourist Trap (1979)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller
Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness
Dolls (1987)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers and their haunted collection of dolls.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine
Intruder (1989)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket find themselves being stalked and slashed by a mysterious maniac.

Director: Scott Spiegel
Stars: Elizabeth Cox, Renée Estevez, Dan Hicks
Nightmares (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent
Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James
The Mutilator (1984)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A teenager who accidentally committed matricide finds himself being hunted together with his girlfriend and mates by his now crazed father.

Directors: Buddy Cooper, John Douglass
Stars: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock
Curtains (1983)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka
Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alien creatures invade a small town and four teenagers, along with a young boy, attempt to escape from them.

Director: Douglas McKeown
Stars: Charles George Hildebrandt, Tom DeFranco, Richard Lee Porter
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Michael David Simms ...
Curry (as Michael Simms)
Richard Vidan ...
Kristina Sanborn ...
Victoria Christian ...
David Campbell ...
Al
...
Dax Vernon ...
Tony Santory ...
Phil Zenderland ...
Mike Balog ...
...
Radio Newscast (voice)
Howard E. Haller ...
Dyanne DiRosario ...
Kellie (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Trespassers will be mutilated. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 March 1991 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição dos Espantalhos  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scary and eerie music was composed and conducted by Terry Plumeri. See more »

Goofs

Camp Pendleton is a US Marine Base, not an Army Base. USMC's bases start with the word "Camp" Army bases start with the word "Fort." See more »

Quotes

Corbin: God to Bert - your birthday has been cancelled!
See more »

Crazy Credits

In the final credits the cast is listed in two sections: Crows and Scarecrows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Silent Hunter (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Slightly overrated
24 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A lot of horror fans seem to love Scarecrows, so I won't be very popular in saying that I found it to be rather boring. The idea behind it was interesting, but it seems to drag so much. I think the main problem is that it is all set in darkness. Sometimes horror films set in darkness can work (such as Humongous), but Scarecrows is in darkness for the whole film. A lot of the time it's hard to figure out what's actually happening, and although some shots of the scarecrows were creepy, most were hard to even see. If a little more lighting had been used, perhaps it could've been better.

There's not many films involving killer scarecrows to my knowledge, apart from Dark Night Of The Scarecrow, which is much better. I would recommend that over Scarecrows any day.


22 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page