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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tim Young ... Lester Dwervick
Todd Rex ... The Scarecrow

Tiffany Shepis ... Judy Patterson
Jen Richey ... Morgan

Roxanna Bina ... Stephanie

John Moore ... Chad

Richard Elfman ... Sheriff Patterson / Hewitt (as Aristide Sumatra)
Jason Simon ... Eddie Barclay

Mark Irvingsen ... Farmer Hailey / Burt

Belinda Gavin ... Rhonda
Sonja Ecker ... Mrs. Melton
Derrick Bishop ... Mitch (as Armont Casale)

Anthony C. Ferrante ... Jake

Skyler Caleb ... Tiger

Anil de Mello ... Greg

Stephen Wozniak ... Ken

Guilford Adams ... Brian
Eli McFadden ... Tad
Myles York ... Mikey

Brad Jurjens ... Marty

Nicole Rayburn ... Nicole
Ruben Ridge ... Ruben
Clare Elfman ... Mrs. Garner

Emmanuel Itier ... Mr. Dufourq
Brandon Harland ... Cornfield Kid
Rachel Harland ... Cornfield Kid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Scott ... Sherrif Deputy Eddie Barclay

Chris Wyatt ... Partygoer

Directed by
Emmanuel Itier 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Cunningham 
Emmanuel Itier 
Jason White 
Stephen Wozniak  additional screenwriting

Produced by
Anthony C. Ferrante .... associate producer
Emmanuel Itier .... producer
Scott Pfeiffer .... supervising producer
Steve Taylor .... producer
Tanya York .... producer
Original Music by
Vincent Gillioz 
Cinematography by
Byron Werner 
Film Editing by
Karl T. Hirsch 
Casting by
Heidi Mahoney 
Production Design by
Sam Greenmun 
Costume Design by
Marc Goodrich 
Todd Rex 
Eric Sonntag 
Shana Weissman-Mintz 
Makeup Department
Anthony C. Ferrante .... special makeup effects supervisor
Kimberly Ulmer .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kim Cameron .... first assistant director
Anthony C. Ferrante .... second unit director
Art Department
Sam Greenmun .... property master
Special Effects by
Matthew J. Falletta .... special effects technician
Todd Rex .... creature designer
Todd Rex .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Anthony C. Ferrante .... visual effects supervisor
Ken Clark .... stunt consultant
Jayson Dumenigo .... fire specialist
Todd Rex .... stunt coordinator
Marc Schaffer .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric D. Anderson .... first assistant camera
Eddie San Chan .... gaffer
Angelo Figlio .... electrician
Brad Grimmett .... Steadicam operator
Tony Konichek .... dolly grip
Tony Konichek .... grip
David M. Russell .... director of photography: additional photography
Editorial Department
Mark Quod .... colorist
Other crew
Brad Baena .... production assistant
Drew Talbert .... production assistant
Dario Argento .... film dedicated to
Lloyd Kaufman .... special thanks

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and some drug use
USA:86 min
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The original actor who was going to play Chad dropped out because he didn't want to do a stunt and asked for a stunt double instead. The budget could not effort a stunt man so the production replaced the actor.See more »
Continuity: When Stephanie's boyfriend gets his heart ripped out, his shirt is buttoned up. When the Scarecrow throws him on the ground, his shirt is unbuttoned and he is wearing a white t-shirt that wasn't visible before.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Scarecrow Gone Wild (2004) (V)See more »
Puppet Master Theme SongSee more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
the definitive movie about an acrobatic killer scarecrow., 10 June 2004
Author: hereyesrolledback from United States



this is maybe the most awful movie i have ever seen. (and that statement comes from a person who very much enjoys bad movies) the real problem here is that it wasn't so bad it was's just so bad that it's bad.

scarecrow is the story of a 35 year old high school kid who gets picked on by a bunch of 27 year old high school kids (who inexplicably call him 'scarecrow'). anyway the kid (lester) has a miserable life, is a bad artist, and i'm thinking is mildly retarded.

everyone hates him and makes his life rough except for judy (really the only good thing about the whole movie--and not for her acting ability). lester gets upset and is seen for a brief disconnected moment hitting a scarecrow that looks like a person in a plastic suit, yelling "i whish i was like you so i didn't feel anything." why did he do this? because apparently all the kids in this town hang out in cornfields with scarecrows...who else was he to take his frustration out on?

one night lester's mother's new boyfriend gets mad and kills him in a cornfield right below that same scarecrow. some zappy camera effects occur and lester is reincarnated as the scarecrow. --and i could be wrong here, but the whole killer scarecrow thing seems like it was done before...oh yeah in jeepers creepers 2.

anyway, lester (as the scarecrow) comes to life every once in a while and does acrobatic flips and then kills people. it would make sense that he should kill all the people that wronged him while he was alive, but rather he kills just random characters that have nothing to do with the story.

as a matter of fact, they introduce characters like the gravedigger and his daughter's boyfriend (who have no ties to the story whatsoever) just to be killed.

interestingly enough the really old high school kids all of a sudden are not in high school, the town "has a sinister evil," and somehow these things lead the world's worst sheriff to the conclusion that lester is the scarecrow.

too bad he dies before that could even matter.

unprovoked the scarecrow attacks judy (the only person who was nice to him while he was alive and the only person who went to his funeral), blaming her for his death. there is a short and crappy final fight scene here, taking place on and in a pickup truck that i'm pretty sure isn't actually moving at any point. and then there is a surprise ending that makes even less sense...coming as no surprise at all.

what is really striking about the whole thing is that this film was made completely straight faced.

watch the 'making of' featurette.

the whole cast is talking about effects and acting and plot points as if this movie is to be admired for it's technical prowess. the only thing that makes sense is when the director babbles lloyd kaufmann's name...

now this is by no means up to the caliber of a troma film, but at least i can see where they were going...(how could tiffany shepis be in this movie?) at least troma movies are funny and clever in a sort of tasteless way, this was just miserable.

the acting was terrible, dialog atrocious, editing uber-crappy, effects nearly non-existent....but worst of all this movie was boring. and that is a b-horror movie sin.

i think the icing on the cake though, was the fact that this abomination was dedicated to dario argento, george romero, stephen king, wes craven, and more.

if any of these people ever saw their names at the end of scarecrow, they'd kill themselves just so that they could roll in their graves.

this movie makes roger corman look like alfred hitchcock.

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