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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>

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They Only Want A Brain ... Yours. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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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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Trivia

Writer/director William Wesley first met make-up artist Norman Cabrera in a comic book store. See more »

Goofs

Camp Pendleton is a US Marine Base, not an Army Base. USMC's bases start with the word "Camp" Army bases start with the word "Fort." See more »

Quotes

Jack: Hey Curry, how are we going to live in Mexico, when we're dead?
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Forum Home Video released the film in both R-rated and unrated versions, with all of the gory effects removed from the former. See more »

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Referenced in Silent Hunter (1995) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Atmospehre and scares make up for lack of plot
16 November 2008 | by claptonisgod53See all my reviews

The plot in Scarecrows is extremely generic, cardboard, and simple. If you want a movie that will have you thinking for hours on end, the Scarecrows will not suite you fine at all, period. However, if you are a person who would rather watch a movie for the sheer atmosphere, then you have found a nice little gem.

Scarecrows is far from perfect, the plot is extended out to nothing, which takes away any chance of this movie being gripping at all. The characters are also paper-thin, and have no personality whatsoever. The actors were also pretty bland. The script was poorly written, and extremely forgettable.

The only redeeming aspect is the fact that this movie has a great amount of sheer atmosphere, and the fact that the scarecrows are extremely creepy. If it wern't for the terror in the atmosphere of the film, then this movie would resemble a 1980s House of the Dead.

If you want a creepy movie with a plot that you don't really have to get into, then Scarecrows will fit you.

Recommended to B-Movie enthusiast only.


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