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  (in credits order)
Joel James ... Willie - 1921
Tim James ... Walter - 1921
Doyle James ... Jim - 1921
Tim Booth ... Luke - 1921
Daryl Pope ... Matthew - 1921 (as Daryl 'Scooby' Pope)
Greg Hamilton ... Revenue Agent - 1921
Reagan Richards ... The Witch - 1921 / Ally - 1981

Clay Brocker ... Brett - 1981
Neil Derringer ... Rick - 1981
Brooke Cantrell ... Cindy - 1981
Lee Jones ... Shane - 1981 (as Lee 'Sporty' Jones)
Lisa Marie ... Robin - 1981

Jim O'Rear ... Preacher - 1981
Sarah Todd ... Mama - 1981
Spring Whited ... Pandora - 1981
Crimm Blakeslee ... Sheriff - 1981
Kent Beasley ... Deputy - 1981
Bill Burkett ... Goose - 1981 (as Bill 'Goose' Burkett)
Rodman Rodman ... The Skarecrow
Amnesty Danielle ... Child 1
Logan Dixen ... Child 2
Monica Ferrone ... Child 3
Rachel Pollacheck ... Child 4
Drew Darrington ... Van Washer
Allen Crazy Joe ... Talker 1
James Eastes ... Talker 2 (as James 'Eddie' Eastes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Underwood ... Insane Asylum Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Dixon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Amy Dixon  screenplay
Ben Dixon  screenplay

Produced by
Amy Dixon .... producer
Ben Dixon .... producer
Salem Elizabeth .... co-producer
Douglas Wolfe .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nathan Whitehead 
Cinematography by
David B. Stevens (director of photography)
J.T. Sumner (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ben Dixon 
Art Direction by
Douglas Wolfe 
Makeup Department
Lohr Brooks .... special makeup effects artist
Ben Dixon .... special makeup effects artist
Dave Nixon .... special makeup effects artist
Art Department
Joel James .... carpenter (as Joel 'VSF' James)
Brad Sizemore .... set designer
Sound Department
Bill Burkett .... boom operator
Tim Lowery .... sound
Nathan Whitehead .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Camera and Electrical Department
Ace .... grip
Clay Fuct .... gaffer
Johnny Gebhart .... assistant camera
Eddie Jones .... still photographer
Lee O'Neil .... key grip
Jason Satterlund .... assistant camera
Logan Seth .... best boy
Jim Wells .... assistant camera
Animation Department
Sean Leigh Hart .... designer: animation sequence (as Sean Hart)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Salem Elizabeth .... wardrobe
Transportation Department
Neil Sedan Deville .... transportation
Other crew
Steve Beamer .... reptile wrangler
Danny Carter .... documentary footage (as Danny 'Dr. Zaius' Carter)
Donna Jackson .... printing: Sun Graphics
Pat Jackson .... printing: Sun Graphics
Scott Lindsey .... reptile wrangler (as Scott 'Snake' Lindsey)
Neil Woo .... script supervisor
Robert Ziegler .... printing: Sun Graphics
Chuck Angell .... special thanks
Arlo .... special thanks
Joe Baskin .... special thanks
Michelle Baskin .... special thanks
Bill Burkett .... special thanks
Wyatt 'The Prince' Einstein the Cat .... special thanks
Darrin Dickerson .... special thanks
Ben Dixon Sr. .... dedicated to the memory of
Kim Dunn .... special thanks
Joe Elvis .... special thanks
Andrew Lacey .... special thanks
Brenda Linnear .... special thanks
Bill Martin .... special thanks
Tony Martin .... special thanks
Proud Mary .... special thanks
Moose .... special thanks
Nikko .... special thanks
Donny Nuessle .... special thanks
Laura Nuessle .... special thanks
David Riemens .... special thanks
Scott .... special thanks
Lynn Self .... special thanks
Marvin Smith .... special thanks
Tom Stephens .... special thanks (as Tom 'Hero' Stephens)
Bobby Thomas .... special thanks
Larry Underwood .... special thanks
Tom Whelch .... special thanks
Frank Wilkerson .... special thanks (as Frank Wllkerson)
Chrisy Wilson .... special thanks
Linda Wylie .... special thanks (as Lynda Wylie)
Ziggs .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Dark Harvest 3: Scarecrow" - USA (video title)
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Rated R for horror violence/gore, sexuality, nudity and language
USA:90 min | USA:76 min (DVD)
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Crap-Tacular, 7 October 2010
Author: MetalGeek from New Jersey, USA

I came across "Dark Harvest 3" (a.k.a. "Skarecrow" apparently) in the supermarket bargain bin and got suckered due to the cool DVD cover art and cheap price (thankfully it only cost me $3.99). I hadn't seen the previous 2 "Dark Harvest" movies but I figured, how much back story could there be in a movie series about killer scarecrows anyway? Thankfully (or perhaps not) it turns out that this flick doesn't have any connection to the prior "D.H." films anyway, it was just a quickie, ultra-low-budget indie horror flick that Lions Gate snapped up and attached the "Dark Harvest" name to it. Whether you want to call it "Skarecrow" or "Dark Harvest 3," the fact remains that the "film" is completely, utterly, unwatchable.

The film's opening flashback takes place in "The Tennessee Backwoods" circa 1921, where a gang of moonshiners have just killed an old woman and stolen her land for use in their criminal enterprise. Unfortunately this particular old woman happened to be a witch, and before dying she placed a curse on her property, which causes her scarecrow to come to life and dispatch the sleeping moonshiners with a variety of farming implements. Sounds fine so far, but unfortunately this sequence is so dark and grainy that it's damn near impossible to tell what's going on. If the photography in "Blair Witch Project" gave you a headache, expect this bit to cause an Instant Migraine. As soon as this introduction ended and the opening credits rolled, I knew I was in for a rough ride.

Flash forward to 1981, and a group of annoying twenty somethings (none of whom appear to like each other very much) are headed off to the woods on an annual camping outing. They plan to stay at a remote cabin in the middle of the woods (shades of "Evil Dead," though this film wishes it were one tenth as good as that classic) owned by the family of one of the gang. Upon arrival the group takes part in the usual slasher film activities for a while, i.e. getting drunk, having sex, and getting on each other's nerves, until one of the gals gets her head lopped off in mid-coitus by the evil scarecrow. Turns out the cabin is on the witch's former property and her guardian is still hangin' around protecting the place. Predictable, poorly shot, badly acted mayhem ensues.

Honestly, I wish I had something good to say about "Dark Harvest 3" but there really isn't one redeeming quality about it. The film looks cheap (shot on video perhaps?), the script sucks, and the performances are uniformly awful. Not ONCE will you get the feeling that these "actors" are paying attention to anything other than the cue cards that were doubtlessly being held off camera. (Just listen to the way one guy drones "Oh, baby...that feels so good" during a sex scene. Come on, if you can't even fake THAT convincingly, then there's no hope for you!) The characters spend so much time screaming and yelling at each other that I couldn't wait for the scarecrow to wipe them all out just so they'd shut the hell up. There are one or two decent gore bits but even those weren't enough to save this turkey.

Remember folks, I watch movies like these so YOU don't have to. "Dark Harvest 3"/"Skarecrow" was 90 excruciating minutes of my life that I'll never get back. If you come across this puppy in the bargain bin, treat it as if it's an explosive device and leave it on the shelf. Don't say I didn't warn you!

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