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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.

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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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$425,000 (estimated)
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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

Jack: If I were a crow, I'd be somewhere else.
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In the final credits the cast is listed in two sections: Crows and Scarecrows. See more »

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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.


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