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Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009)

R | | Horror | Video 21 July 2009
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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:

Martin Barnewitz

Writers:

Todd Farmer (characters), Todd Farmer
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Cast overview:
Norman Reedus ... John Rollins
Heather Stephens ... Mary Rollins
Claire Holt ... Lindsey Rollins
Richard Riehle ... Jude Weatherby
Darcy Fowers Darcy Fowers ... Miranda Weatherby
Matthew McNulty ... Sheriff Milton
Laurence Belcher ... Michael Rollins
Vladimir Yosifov Vladimir Yosifov ... Scarecrow
Todd Jensen ... Banker Chapman
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Mr. Peterson
Kalina Green ... Little Girl
Erbi Ago ... Randy
Atanas Srebrev ... Tommy
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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

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The Beginning Of The End

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Original budget was $15 Million. Ended up being shot for $2 Million in 18 days, staying under-budget after the finished product. See more »

Goofs

All of Norman Reedus' visible tattoos (the star, heart and his son's name on his right arm), where covered with make-up darker then his skin tone, making it look his character, John, had permanent bruises. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Miranda Weatherby: JUDE! I'm so sorry
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Connections

Follows The Messengers (2007) See more »

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John's Beer
Written by Tobias Hylander
Performed by Tobias Hylander
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Alright.
21 July 2009 | by stormofwarSee all my reviews

You more of less have to know what your getting into with this film.

To make a long story short, Randy is a down on his luck farmer. He finds and puts up a scarecrow, then things start to go his way, but people wind up dying.

The story was surprisingly good for a b-class flick, and the acting was decent as well. Minus a few holes in the plot, the premise is good. I can't really complain about the technical aspects of the film. There is enough blood to satisfy those looking for it, and enough twists to make you nod in approval.

This won't win any awards, nor will it go down in the annals of Worst 100 (if it does, I will be extremely disappointed). More of less, it's an average flick with just enough story to keep you interested.

5/10 - overall, could pass for a theater release, despite being direct to video. Certainly better then 2/3'rds of the crap in the theaters now-a-days.


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Country:

USA | UK | Bulgaria

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Messengers 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,521,800
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Color
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