Scarecrow is yet another terrible Syfy Original Movie that features, outside of the two leads, a no-name cast whose characters only serve to be flesh food for the villain but worst of all it’s just not that scary. This DVD release has no bonus material and although the video is average, the audio track does have some oomph to it.
Cinedigm | NR – 86 min. – $14.93 | February 25, 2014
Directed by: Sheldon Wilson
Writer(s): Rick Suvalle and Sheldon Wilson (teleplay), Rick Suvalle (story)
Cast: Lacey Chabert, Robin Dunne, Nicole Munoz, Brittney Wilson
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: Closed Caption
THE MOVIE – 0.5/5
Plot Outline: For generations, it was an urban legend that lived in the nightmares of the children (and no, it’s not Freddy Krueger!). Now, the season to rejuvenate the tale will revive a town’s darkest fears. With the Scarecrow Festival on the horizon, school teacher Aaron Harris (ROBIN DUNNE) is doling out punishment for six students a.k.a. bodies for the Scarecrow (NICOLE MUNOZ, BRITTNEY WILSON, REILLY DOLMAN, IAIN BELCHER, RICHARD HARMON and JULIA MAXWELL); their task: help their friend Kristen’s (LACEY CHABERT) family farm take down the fake scarecrow back to town before the farm is sold. But the cornfields circling the farm come with a legend: it never sleeps, it never dies, it can’t be stopped, hear their cries. The Scarecrow lives to kill us all. Keep it buried in the fall…
While the kids are playing a terrifying game of cat and mouse in the cornfield, Kristen tries to convince them that the Scarecrow is very real, rejuvenated by the blood of its prey – and proof comes all too soon. As darkness falls over Miller Farm, the horrified prisoners’ hopes of fending off the flesh-ripping terrors of the Scarecrow seem like a distant prayer.
Quick Hit Review: The banner on the front cover says it all: “Syfy Original Movie”. It’s bad all around to the point even the cute and adorable Lacey Chabert, all grown up from her days on “Party of Five”, god bless her soul, tries her best and seemed to give a damn despite a terrible script with clichéd characters serving only to be kills for the CGI-rendered Scarecrow monster.
SPECIAL FEATURES – 0/5
No features and only a basic menu with the Play button and Scene Selection.
VIDEO – 3.0/5
Scarecrow arrives on DVD presented in 16×9 enhanced video and like any cheaply made movie, it doesn’t look the greatest and does have some instances of pixilation and colors tend to be a bit dull at times.
AUDIO – 4.25/5
On the plus side, the Dolby Digital 5.1 track packed quite the punch from beginning to end between the blood-curdling screams, the generic horror score and the action scenes. The track is actually pretty impressive with the LFE track actually getting a bit of a workout as well.
OVERALL – 1.0/5
Overall, Scarecrow is yet another terrible Syfy Original Movie that features, outside of the two leads, a no-name cast whose characters only serve to be flesh food for the villain but worst of all it’s just not that scary. This DVD release has no bonus material and although the video is average, the audio track does have some oomph to it.