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25 March 2003 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

  (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
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
Thanks
Dario Argento .... film dedicated to
Lloyd Kaufman .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for violence/gore, language and some drug use
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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 »
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Crew or equipment visible: In a scene driving down a street early in the film, the camera and the van it's housed in are shown reflected in windows as they drive by some buildings.See more »
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Edited into Scarecrow Gone Wild (2004) (V)See more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining to say the least!, 27 September 2005
Author: ResidentHazard (romerodawn@yahoo.com) from Plymouth, MN

Amazing. That's what you'd say if you sat through this film. Simply, incredibly, amazing. It's actually so amazing that anyone was stupid enough to dump money into making this monstrosity that you simply can't believe what you're seeing. That, my friends, is what is truly scary about this film. Somebody thought it was a good idea to make it.

Well, here's another amazingly original story: High School student (occasionally seemed like college—go figure) has whore for a mom, lives in a trailer park, and is an "artist" who is ridiculed for his "being all different." Well, of course, this poor ridiculed boy is eventually killed and, here's the original part, his soul inhabits a scarecrow (beneath which, he is killed by his slutty mama's latest john). Then he goes around with the standard killing off of all the people that done hurt him. Awww.

Here's the breakdown:

The Good:

--Amazingly funny movie—even if that's not what the clearly drunk filmmakers wanted.

--This and the sequel on one disk in the Wal-Mart $5.00 bin—so it's only a little overpriced.

Didn't Hurt It, Didn't Help:

--The violence and gore are kind of sub-standard. One person is stabbed with a corncob.

--Sounds like they put some effort into the music—but it doesn't really fit the movie—and isn't all that good.

The Bad:

--Terrible, terrible acting.

--Another slasher let-down with sexy women—none of them removing clothing. When did that cease being a staple of low-brow slashers??

--Ridiculous story.

--The scarecrow vomits up one-liners that would make Freddy Krueger and Arnold Swartzenegger blush.

--Standard underlying love story goes nowhere, and is poorly done.

--Some of the people killed seem like they were chosen at random—you never really know who anybody is and then they're killed. And you only assume that they must've had it coming.

The Ugly:

--Extremely average slasher fare, just with a murdering scarecrow instead of… well, all that other crap.

--Nowhere near as interesting as Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, Chucky, or even Angela from the "Sleepaway Camp" series—all of which are better than this atrocity.

--The absolute worst dialogue I have ever heard in my LIFE. The script is laden with a level of retardedness that I never imagined could exist. I'm serious here—it's a full step beyond terrible. Don't get me wrong, though, it's funny as hell—but I've never heard more asinine banter—even in "Slumber Party Massacre III." This film makes "Jason X" look like Shakespeare.

--The man who kills the boy that becomes the scarecrow: Worst wig ever. Dialogue to match.

Memorable Scene:

--The one where elementary-school youths spew out their own witty dialogue: "Hey, let's go find small animals to torture. Huh huh."

Acting: 3/10 Story: 3/10 Atmosphere: 2/10 Cinematography: 1/10 Character Development: 2/10 Special Effects/Make-up: 5/10 Nudity/Sexuality: 1/10 (No nudity, Mom's a whore, girls wear no bras) Violence/Gore: 5/10 (Low quality, mediocre amount) Dialogue: 0/10 (Extremely ridiculous, blatant, over-the-top and painfully funny—so bad it's good. My first rating for dialogue in any film!) Music: 5/10 Direction: 2/10

Cheesiness: 10/10 Crappiness: 9/10

Overall: 3/10

Another one for just people like me who enjoy watching pure crap. Or Slasher-film completists. This is not a good movie, at all. Laughable dialogue and characters keep it from being truly boring.

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