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.



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

Watch Now

With Prime Video

1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

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

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones
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
I, Madman (1989)
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
Tourist Trap (1979)
    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
The Boogens (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Otherworldly creatures inhabit the bootleg tunnels underneath a small town mining community, and they kill any of the townsfolk who invade their home.

Director: James L. Conway
Stars: Rebecca Balding, Fred McCarren, Anne-Marie Martin
The Mutilator (1984)
    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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members begin to start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr.
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
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
Bad Dreams (1988)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The lone survivor of a suicide cult wakes from a thirteen-year coma in a psychiatric ward, where other patients suddenly start dying under mysterious and gruesome circumstances.

Director: Andrew Fleming
Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch
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


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


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Trespassers will be mutilated. See more »


Horror | Thriller


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

26 March 1991 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

A Maldição dos Espantalhos  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$425,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


There is an R-Rated Version and an Unrated Version of this film. The Unrated Version runs approx. four minutes longer than the R-Rated Version and features extended action and gore sequences trimmed for the R-Rating. See more »


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 »


Jack: If I were a crow, I'd be somewhere else.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

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.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hopefully a remake!! mydanooo
need help with scarecrow movies djaxisravenguard
DVD RELEASE wocatell
Where can I get this movie Rapsucks499
Still one of my favorite horror films of all time... Cindy-394-996547
Scarecrows was on The Movie Channel 1/10/06 Thunderspawn
Discuss Scarecrows (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page