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Scarecrows (1988)

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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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Ted Vernon ...
Michael David Simms ...
Curry (as Michael Simms)
Richard Vidan ...
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David James Campbell ...
Al (as David Campbell)
B.J. Turner ...
Dax Vernon ...
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Howard E. Haller ...
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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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A Maldição dos Espantalhos  »

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$425,000 (estimated)
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This is a R-Rated Version and a 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 that were trimmed for the R-Rated Version. 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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The best non-zombie horror discovery I've ever made
27 October 2000 | by (Chico, CA) – See all my reviews

"Scarecrows" is great. The action starts immediately and doesn't let up; the atmosphere is dark and creepy; the special effects are good. But best of all is the fact that the plot retains a sense of mystery. The only people on the farm are the bandits trying to retrieve their money. There aren't any crotchety old crones who relate the supernatural history of the farm via soft-focus flashback, the way so many movies do. No. Instead we are given a few clues as the bandits explore the farmhouse, and that's it. We see a photo of the farmers. We wonder where are they now; what happened to them. But that's all. There's too much creepiness going on to worry about the past. There's too much creepiness going on to remain on the farm. Forget the money. And that's part of the fun too--shouting at the television screen, trying to convince the characters to get the hell out of there.

This movie is fun, bizarre, and the supernaturally inexplicable unfoldings will freak you out.


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