4.8/10
3,492
28 user 36 critic

Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009)

R | | Horror | Video 21 July 2009
Trailer
1:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Doing what he believes must be done in order to save his family and livelihood, farmer John Rollins places an odd scarecrow among his crops and promptly reaps the benefits. The thing is, his luck probably won't last for long.

Director:

Writers:

(characters),
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An ominous darkness invades a seemingly serene sunflower farm in North Dakota, and the Solomon family is torn apart by suspicion, mayhem and murder.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Penelope Ann Miller, Kristen Stewart
Tough Luck (2003)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.

Director: Gary Ellis
Stars: Norman Reedus, Marco St. John, Rick Negron
Red Canyon (2008)
Action | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

In Red Canyon, Regina and Devon return to their family home in the badlands of Utah to face the memory of a brutal attack - and put it behind them. But in coming home they awaken a killing ... See full summary »

Director: Giovanni Rodriguez
Stars: Christine Lakin, Tim Draxl, Katie Maguire
Hello Herman (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in the not so distant future, in Any Town USA, sixteen year old Herman Howards makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and kills thirty nine students, two teachers, and ... See full summary »

Director: Michelle Danner
Stars: Norman Reedus, Garrett Backstrom, Martha Higareda
Floating (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Floating is the story of a young man's struggle to come of age during a violent period of emotional and financial bankruptcy. The film stars Norman Reedus as Van, a son shouldering the ... See full summary »

Director: William Roth
Stars: Norman Reedus, Chad Lowe, Will Lyman
Moscow Chill (2007)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A loner American computer hacker is brought to Russia to commit bank fraud, only to find a family and love in the incomprehensible, violent, and chaotic Moscow underworld.

Director: Chris Solimine
Stars: Norman Reedus, Konstantin Yushkevich, Slava Schoot
Meskada (2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Passions run high when hope for a economically strapped town seems blocked by the investigation of a murdered kid, son of a county commissioner.

Director: Josh Sternfeld
Stars: Nick Stahl, Rachel Nichols, Kellan Lutz
Beat (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.

Director: Gary Walkow
Stars: Courtney Love, Kiefer Sutherland, Lisa Sheridan
The Beatnicks (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The Beat Nicks are musician Nick Nero and poet Nick Beat, a pair of self-styled truth-seekers who'd better find a gig or they'll be out on the street. Their luck begins to change when they ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholson Williams
Stars: Norman Reedus, Mark Boone Junior, Élodie Bouchez
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An unsuccessful writer, who leads a dissolute life, has an affair with an ex-lover, who is the wife of a once-celebrated actor, but their relationship pushes them to confusion and obsession.

Director: Gregory Hatanaka
Stars: Norman Reedus, Kathleen Robertson, Missy Crider
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob.

Director: Adam Bernstein
Stars: Norman Reedus, Debbie Harry, Adrien Brody
Bad Seed (2000)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.

Director: Jon Bokenkamp
Stars: Luke Wilson, Norman Reedus, Dennis Farina
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
...
Darcy Fowers ...
...
...
Vladimir Yossifov ...
Scarecrow (as Vladimir Yosifov)
...
Banker Chapman
Michael McCoy ...
Kalina Green ...
Little Girl
...
Atanas Srebrev ...
Edit

Storyline

The family man farmer John Rollins is stressed with his financial situation: the crows and the lack of irrigation are destroying his crop of corn; the bank is near closure of his mortgage; he does not have credit to fix the water pump or to buy seeds; and his marriage is in crisis and his wife Mary is giving too much attention to her friend Tommy. When John accidentally discovers a hidden compartment in the barn, he finds a creepy scarecrow but his son Michael makes him promise to destroy it. However, his neighbor Jude Weatherby visits him, gives a six-pack of beer to the abstemious John and convinces him to put the scarecrow in the cornfield. Out of the blue, the life of John changes: the crows die; the pump works again irrigating the land; and the banker responsible for the closure has an accident and dies. However, he feels that his land is possessed by something evil that is threatening his beloved family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Beginning Of The End

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, sexual content, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Messengers 2  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in Bulgaria. Every set was built, including the house, the barn, and the corn field on location. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Miranda Weatherby: JUDE! I'm so sorry
See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Side By Side
Written by Otto Degerman
Performed by Otto Degerman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Two things save it, Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens
24 October 2011 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Basically The Shining meets Signs meets Children of the Corn but it's better than it sounds. John Rollins is an out of luck farmer, his corn is diseased, crows are eating what's not, he can't afford to fix his irrigation or buy fertilizer, he's on the outs with his wife and an evil banker is foreclosing on his farm. Then he finds a hideous scarecrow that frightens his son but a new neighbor convinces him to put up. Suddenly his luck changes... the crows die, the corn is healthy, the water pump works, he finds a wad of money and even gets laid. Soon bad things happen to his enemies, his family situation grows worse and he starts to worry about the scarecrow.

On the face of it, M2 isn't a very good movie but two things save it, Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens. Reedus fully develops John Rollins, in the beginning a good Christian, a tad paranoid and an almost broken man. When things improve his confidence and virility grow as do his bad habits with a little nudging from the new neighbor; and finally desperation when the price of success grows too high. Stephens does a very good job in her supporting role as John's wife, Mary Rollins. Between them, they make the movie believable. The filmmakers allow Reedus to act and don't burden him or Stephens with too many lines. For most of the movie, the scarecrow is just a totem but eventually comes to life and the film loses effectiveness. From other reviews I get that M2 doesn't work well as a sequel but I never saw the original. As a standalone, it's worth a watch.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
in the minoriy...never saw the first one.. rip1102
if i haven't seen the first one.... a_better_man
What does a scarecrow have to do with the first movie? wwinter86
Fakest Paper Corn ever core_J
I don't get it Theodine
Terrible slowchum
Discuss Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?