Saturday, December 02, 2006

"Scarecrows" review

Scarecrows (1988)

Directed by William Wesley
Writing credits Marcus Crowder Stephen Gerard

Ted Vernon .... Corbin
Michael David Simms .... Curry
Richard Vidan .... Jack
Kristina Sanborn .... Roxanne
Victoria Christian .... Kellie

I bought the unrated video for five bucks. There's nothing I like more than to sit down and watch a Heist/Killer Scarecrow movie. It's amazing how well these two genres meld together. A bunch of robbers skydive into a haunted cornfield. They are looking for their money. The scarecrows are looking to fillet and stuff them. The thieves will have to do battle with the scarecrow crew if they want their loot back. Let the battle begin.

I enjoyed this film. The version I saw had plenty of good gore effects. The scarecrows are lonely monsters who want their intruders to enjoy the benefits of a good stuffed torso. If they get their hands on you, it's stuffing time. They usually do get their hands on people because the thieves just can't bear to let the money go. I guess if they weren't greedy, they wouldn't be professional crooks.

Overall, this is a solid B-movie. Blood, guts and stuffings. It's worth a look.

SCORE: 3 out of 4 killer scarecrows

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would say more about this movie. It's pretty creepy and does give a fair ammount of scares. But it's main attribute is the permanent tension it gives the viewer throughout the movie. It's a low budget movie but a very good horror movie. It doesn't play around with giggles or comedic stuff, it's an all-out horror movie and pretty effective a t that.