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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.

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Martin Barnewitz

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Todd Farmer (characters), Todd Farmer
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Cast

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 Yossifov Vladimir Yossifov ... Scarecrow (as Vladimir Yosifov)
Todd Jensen ... Banker Chapman
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Mr. Peterson
Kalina Green Kalina Green ... Little Girl
Erbi Ago 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

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

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Country:

USA

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

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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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Follows The Messengers (2007) See more »

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Barncrows
Written by Tobias Hylander
Performed by Tobias Hylander
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In the Classic style...
8 September 2009 | by Michael-d-duncanSee all my reviews

I didn't expect to enjoy this flick. Typically, creature feature + STV = mildly entertaining dung heap. However this film was surprisingly good. Not a gore fest but a few nasty bits. This is more of a suspense thriller. It reminds me of the first Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street. They wanted to scare you not just gross you out. This film was a lot like that.

The overall tone was creepy, I watched it on my computer on a Tuesday morning and was enthralled. It had some really creepy moments and it keeps you guessing until the end if this is just a plum crazy farmer, or a supernatural evil.

I totally recommend this movie. It has nothing to do with the first Messengers which is disappointing although not horrible, but it captures the same kind of classic horror movie genre the first one did.


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