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Scarecrows (1988)

Criminals hijack a plane and force the pilot and his daughter to fly them to Mexico. However, an unexpected landing finds them in a cemetery inhabited by killer scarecrows.

Director:

William Wesley

Writers:

William Wesley (story), Richard Jefferies (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ted Vernon ... Corbin
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Curry (as Michael Simms)
Richard Vidan ... Jack
Kristina Sanborn ... Roxanne
Victoria Christian ... Kellie
David Campbell ... Al
B.J. Turner ... Bert
Dax Vernon Dax Vernon ... Dax the Dog
Tony Santory Tony Santory ... Jakob Fowler
Phil Zenderland Phil Zenderland ... Norman Fowler
Mike Balog Mike Balog ... Benjamin Fowler
Don Herbert ... Radio Newscast (voice)
Howard E. Haller Howard E. Haller ... Helicopter Pilot / Base (voice)
Dyanne DiRosario Dyanne DiRosario ... Kellie (voice)
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Storyline

Five people heist the Camp Pendleton payroll, kidnap a pilot and his daughter, who are forced to fly them to Mexico. Enroute a double cross has one of the thieves parachute with the loot into an abandoned graveyard surrounded by strange scarecrows. Two of the team jump after their loot and their former partner. Everything happens during the course of one very dark night. Written by John A W Smith <jaws@creative.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When it comes to terror they're in a field of their own See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1991 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

A Maldição dos Espantalhos See more »

Filming Locations:

Davie, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Effigy Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor Ted Vernon hated director William Wesley, as Vernon felt that Wesley was wasting money for the budget. When the film was half done, Wesley said to Vernon that he needed more money for the budget, Ted replied no, he had given him $300,000 for the film, that was enough. Wesley found the rest of the budget from the father of his girlfriend, and co-producer, Cami Winikoff. When the film was almost done, Wesley said to Vernon that would he give an executive producer credit to his girlfriend's father. Ted became furious and grabbed Wesley's neck and yelled "I'm the executive producer, you credit me or I'll kill you". See more »

Goofs

Your listed error about Marine Corps base is being camp and army bases being Fort is incorrect. There is a camp Pendleton, Army National Guard base in Virginia Beach. See more »

Quotes

Curry: Turn around Bert, I wanna shoot you in the back!
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Crazy Credits

In memory of my brother and sister Mark Steven Vernon and Marcy Mimi Vernon. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an R-Rated Version and an Unrated Version of this film. The Unrated Version runs approx. four minutes longer than the R-Rated Version and features extended action and gore sequences that were trimmed for the R-Rated Version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Silent Hunter (1995) See more »

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The best non-zombie horror discovery I've ever made
27 October 2000 | by frobrousaSee all my reviews

"Scarecrows" is great. The action starts immediately and doesn't let up; the atmosphere is dark and creepy; the special effects are good. But best of all is the fact that the plot retains a sense of mystery. The only people on the farm are the bandits trying to retrieve their money. There aren't any crotchety old crones who relate the supernatural history of the farm via soft-focus flashback, the way so many movies do. No. Instead we are given a few clues as the bandits explore the farmhouse, and that's it. We see a photo of the farmers. We wonder where are they now; what happened to them. But that's all. There's too much creepiness going on to worry about the past. There's too much creepiness going on to remain on the farm. Forget the money. And that's part of the fun too--shouting at the television screen, trying to convince the characters to get the hell out of there.

This movie is fun, bizarre, and the supernaturally inexplicable unfoldings will freak you out.


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