The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,642 horror articles & features | 6,966 horror movies | 1,555 horror reviews | 1,309 giveaways hosted | 223 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature Entering the Next Level of Fear Genesis Rodriguez and Company Hit 'Puberty' A Trio of New Cast Members Head to AMC's 'The Terror'
Former Adult Swim Star Brett Gelman Joins 'Stranger Things' Getting Seriously Scared: Transylvanian Talks (and Jam) Serial Killer Horror Short SIMON Goes Feature Length VR Horror 'The Depths' Now Available to Stream

WIN a TRAIN TO BUSAN T-Shirt and Horror Blu-ray Bundle
WIN a TRAIN TO BUSAN T-Shirt and Horror Blu-ray Bundle
Win LET'S BE EVIL Poster and T-shirt
Win LET'S BE EVIL Poster and T-shirt
Horror Prize Pack Giveaway
Horror Prize Pack Giveaway
Win NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on DVD
Win NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on DVD
WIN iZOMBIE on DVD - OUT NOW on DVD
WIN iZOMBIE on DVD - OUT NOW on DVD
WIN The Neon Demon on DVD
WIN The Neon Demon on DVD


Scarecrow
Buy from Play.com Buy from Zavvi.com

Scarecrow (2002)

movie | Movie Details
Images, Posters, News
| Comments
Have your say

Plot Summary:
"Pushed to the edge by bullies, girls and his mother's white trash boyfriend, lonely teenager, Lester, finally makes a friend in the Sheriff's daughter, Judy. But when he sees her kiss another boy at a party that's the last straw! He picks a fight with his mom's boyfriend, and as their fight rages out of control, Lester is brutally slain, and left hanging from a spooky tree in the middle of the cornfield. One year later, Lester's spirit returns trapped in the cornfield's scarecrow. As the bodies pile up, how can Judy destroy something that is already dead?"


Review by
Phil Davies Brown
Follow me:
@horrorasylum
Review Date: 13 April 2004 My Rating: out of 5

 

Going in I knew what to expect, yet the film looked quite good and boasted a lot of genre talent, so I watched it regardless.

Lester is an average geek found in any school in the world, he's the kid that everyone loves to hate. Lester gets bullied for the first half hour of the movie and then is murdered by his mother's drunken boyfriend. The murder is covered up but Lester is resurrected as the titular scarecrow....a wisecracking, acrobatic scarecrow who is handy with farming tools.

The scarecrow then plays selective death, as he kills some of his former tormentors and then turns his attention to the one person who truly disappointed him.

Storywise, Scarecrow has a very interesting premise, and in execution is not actually as bad as people made out, yet it does become a tad too comical towards the end of the movie.

Credit must be given to Director Emmanuel Itier, he did shoot the film in 9 days, which is not an easy task. The film is somewhat aesthetically pleasing and does provide some decent gore, however is hampered by too many unnecessary characters, some bad lighting and the occasional editing flaw.

Some of the cast members are remarkably similar looking, which meant that I was confused as to who was who, and I didn't understand why the Scarecrow would only kill certain people? He was also very quick to explain who he was to his potential victims, and his wisecracking started to grate after a while.

On the plus side, Tiffany Shepis is always excellent in her roles, Roxanna Bina screams exceptionally well, and the scarecrow looks good and is brought to life well by Todd Rex. There are also some nice little in jokes mostly connected to 'The Wizard of Oz', and some gory humour to provide entertainment.

OVERALL SUMMARY
Straightaway the film suffers from a painfully slow opening sequence, and a slow first half, but is full of genre talent and good ideas. If only York Entertainment had not rushed the production, this could have been a very good little film.




Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Theyre Watching Movie Review

Theyre Watching

The Open Door Movie Review

The Open Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN a TRAIN TO BUSAN T-Shirt and Horror Blu-ray Bundle Win LET'S BE EVIL Poster and T-shirt
Horror Prize Pack Giveaway Win NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on DVD
WIN iZOMBIE on DVD - OUT NOW on DVD WIN The Neon Demon on DVD
WIN a copy of Paranoid Thriller THE NEIGHBOUR on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com