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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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Another day was almost shut down when the lead actor, Lester, was falling in a coma because of diabetic problems which he was forget telling the production company. They had to call the police which was good for another reason: The locals of a trailer park didn't really appreciate the presence of the movie crew filming there, after the police came by they where quiet.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Judy gets into the truck, the window is up, but when she's driving away and the scarecrow jumps on the back of the truck the second time, the window is down so he can reach in after her.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into Scarecrow Gone Wild (2004) (V)See more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What did Argento do to deserve this?, 24 November 2005
Author: cactuscab

This movie could be used in film classes in a "How Not to Script a B-Movie" course. There are inherent constrictions in a B-movie: Budgets are tight, Time is precious (Scarecrow was apparently shot in 8 days) and the actors are often green and inexperienced. The one aspect you have complete control over is writing the best script you can within the limitations set before you. Scarecrow's script seems to have been written in a drunken haze. I could go through about fifteen examples of the nonsensical scripting of this movie, but I'll just mention one: The Gravedigger. The character of the gravedigger is introduced about an hour into the movie. He seemingly has no connection to any of the other characters already in the movie. He is shown with his daughter, who also has no connection to anybody else in the movie. The gravedigger is given a couple scenes to act surly in and then is killed to pad out the body count. Why give the Gravedigger a daughter? Why give the daughter a boyfriend? Why introduce them so late in the movie? Why not try to make them part of the ongoing storyline? Scarecrow doesn't seem to care.

The "story" of Scarecrow goes something like this: Lester is a high school kid (played by and actor who'd I'd peg to be in his early 30's) who is picked on by the other kids. He is an artist who draws birds and has a crush on a classmate named Judy. His mom is a lush and the town whore. One of her reprobate boyfriends makes fun of his drawings (by calling him a "faggot" for drawing birds instead of "monsters and cowboys." If you have a high school student still drawing cowboys I'd think him to more likely be gay than a high school student who draws crows) and later, kills Lester, in a cornfield, under the titular scarecrow. Magically, Lester's soul goes into the scarecrow. Somehow, this transference changes Lester's soul from that of an artist into that of a wisecracking gymnast (I know some reviews have called the scarecrow a Kung-Fu scarecrow. I disagree. The scarecrow practically does a whole floor routine before jumping onto the truck during the climax of the movie). The scarecrow then goes on to kill those who tormented him, those who smoke pot in the corn field, those who dig graves, boyfriends of daughters of gravediggers, pretty much anyone who showed up on the movie set.

The bonus feature on the DVD should be mentioned. The director (a Frenchman) does an impromptu version of rap music, admits he enjoys not having executives around on set so he can screw his wife while working and gives a quote to live by (and I'm paraphrasing): "Life ez a bitch, but et has a great ass"

Number of Beers I drank while watching this movie: 5 Did it help: No Number of Beers needed to enjoy this movie: Whatever it takes to get to blackout drunk level.

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