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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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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

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

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[first lines]
Miranda Weatherby: JUDE! I'm so sorry
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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John's Beer
Written by Tobias Hylander
Performed by Tobias Hylander
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Reasonable formulaic horror but limited quality
17 August 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

John Rollins (Norman Reedus) is under pressure with his failing family farm. He has his wife Mary (Heather Stephens), daughter Lindsey (Claire Holt) and son Michael (Laurence Belcher). His farm is over-run with crows. He finds a creepy scarecrow in the barn to scare the crows. His son wants him to get rid of it. His new neighbor Jude Weatherby (Richard Riehle) convinces him to put it up. He hears voices. All the crows die. Sleazy banker George Chapman comes with an offer to buy him out. The broken water pump starts working again. The banker dies getting run over by a truck. There seems to be an evil possessing John. He grows more jealous of his wife's friend Tommy.

It's questionable if this is related to the first movie. It's just as well. The first one wasn't any good. This one is a little better. It has some personal drama that's not relying on a cheap reveal. The scarecrow is an old cliché but that's not a problem. I do like Reedus but he doesn't have enough range to project a big creepy change. I like the story in this one slightly better than the original but the production quality is straight-to-video level.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Messengers 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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$1,521,800
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