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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.

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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 »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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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

The scary and eerie music was composed and conducted by Terry Plumeri. 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

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

In the final credits the cast is listed in two sections: Crows and Scarecrows. 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 »

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User Reviews

 
Downright Creepy Masterpiece of a film!
20 April 2001 | by FrightMeterSee all my reviews

SCARECROWS is one of those films (like BLACK CHRISTMAS) that I can't help wondering why it never gained more popularity and acclaim. It is certainly more scary than any HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13th film and is executed extremely well. It centers around a group of crooks, for lack of a better term, who steal multi-millions of dollars from the government and make their getaway via a plane. One of the crooks gets greedy and decides to take the money and parachute out of the plane, leaving the others behind. Unfortunately, he lands in a a creepy maze of a corn field that has an unusual amount of VERY CREEPY looking scarecrows and an almost equally scary looking shack of a house. Of course, his fellow thieves parachute after him and demand that the plane be landed in the field (the are holding a pilot and his daughter hostage). Well, turns out that these scarecrows are alive and use humans as replacements for their wore out body parts! Using elements from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, FRIDAY THE 13th, and even DELIVERANCE, this is certainly one of the best horror films that nobody has seen!! The killings are gruesome, the atmosphere and direction are incredible, and the scarecrows are among the most terrifying movie monsters in history! 10 out of 10!


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