Dark night of the scare– Oh no, wait.
“You reap what you sow.”
Director/Writer: Paul Moore / Cast: Don Digiulio, Jeanie Cheek, Jennifer Leigh, B.W. York, Jessica Dunphy, Amiee Cox, Paul Bugelski, Booty Chewning.
Body Count: 10
Laughter Lines: “This says something about you – you left the black guy and the lesbian to get the bags.”
Yet more college kids versus yet more homicidal scarecrows, but even worse than the usual fare. In the 30s, a sheriff discovers a farmer has been murdering his farmhands and turning them into scarecrows, leading to the only good crop in the region. Seventy years later, farmer’s great-grandson shows up with his fiancé and some other friends, having inherited the place. Grandson learns that the farm is cursed and when the harvest moon (or ‘blood moon’) rises, it wakes three scarecrows each with an axe to grind. Or a scythe.
Crap everything sinks this in a pile of manure from the get-go, with annoying token girl-on-girl scenes, characters who argue non-stop, a questionably-accented “British” girl, and white-bread leads who are more boring than being stuck on a secluded farm with only Keeping Up with the Kardashians to watch.
Unsurprisingly shelved for two years after it was shot, and followed by two sequels that may or may not be related to this one. Avoid please.
Friend, saying “avoid” in a bad review can be interpret as an invitation for some. Adding “please” simply made it a court order that I must answer!
Speaking of killer scarecrow trio, ever consider reviewing Scarecrows (1988)?
It’d be a breach of my duty of care if I didn’t at least warn everyone.
I haven’t seen Scarecrows in a loooooong time and remember next to nothing.