Scarecrow Gone Wild

The Devil Says

Avoid It

With a name like Scarecrow Gone Wild, you know it's going to be good. This third feature in the pathetic Scarecrow franchise was molded by the loving hands of guys who watched a pile of '80s slasher flicks while drinking cheap beer and smashing their heads together (instead of going to school to learning what narrative structure is or even what is scary). It is a testament to the fact that drunkenly slurring the words “We 'an make a mooovie like 'dat” is not equivalent to having talent.

College baseball team members (you won't be able to tell them apart, so I won't bother naming them) break their word to their coach (wrestler Ken Shamrock) and haze the new players, leaving one hanging in a cornfield. Not bothering to check on his rapidly declining condition, it’s off to the beach, but they don’t know that their deeds have awakened the Scarecrow and it's looking for vengeance. Soon the Scarecrow will be on the beach too... Ummmmm. Where exactly is there an ocean within a short drive of a cornfield? I'm no farmer, but I'm pretty sure there's a problem there.

Of course the film has no message. It also lacks suspense, scares, and realistic (or even amusingly fraudulent) gore. What is does have is some very attractive girls who end up topless.  Well, kinda.

Scarecrow Gone Wild tries a seldom-used tact: making everyone so unpleasant that there is no one you can cheer for. They aren't just forgettable or people you'll enjoy seeing die.  No, these are characters that are a distasteful chore to watch for even a minute. I suppose you can side with the monster, but he’d need to look a lot more like an actual evil creature and less like a dude who visited a local Halloween shop an hour before filming began.

Made with remedial behind-camera skills, this is the kind of movie you make if you can’t write and have nothing to say, but do know some hot chicks.  Unfortunately, it's also the type of movie where there's not enough money to pay those hot chicks what they want, so most keep their tops on.

With nothing else going for it, the only reason to watch Scarecrow Gone Wild are those brief tit-shots.  And they are too brief.  Lisa Robert flashes her ample breasts for no more than a few seconds and Tara Platt sunbathes topless for not much longer. While a girl's nipples are showing, there is a good chance that you won't notice how feeble the film is, but since that happens for less than a minute, there's a lot of time when you won't be distracted.

Sins (What does this mean?)

Pride The movie shows the need for Pride since, if the characters had any, they would quit this ridiculous team and have the hazing students arrested.  Also, if the actors had any Pride, they wouldn't have made this movie and the world would be a better place.
Sloth Nada.
Avarice Nada.
Gluttony Nada.
Aesthetics Nada. 
Surrogate Cruelty Some bland hazing followed by a lot of college students getting killed without gore, suspense, or excitement.
Thought Nope.  Having a brain is a detriment to the viewer.
Humor Nada.
Lust Two girls are shown topless twice for a few seconds.  If you've seen the pictures on this page, you've seen it all. 

Buy It


Film Info

Writer/Director: Brian Katkin

Cast: Ken Shamrock, Matthew Linhardt, Samantha Aisling, Caleb Roehrig, David Zelina, Kristina Sheldon, Jeff Rector, Tara Platt, Lyndsay Douglas, Lisa Robert, Eric Forte,

Runtime: 90 min