Scarecrow (2002 film)

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DVD cover of the 2002 movie Scarecrow.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Emmanuel Itier
Produced by Emmanuel Itier
S. Lee Taylor
Tanya York
Written by Jason White
Emmanuel Itier
Bill Cunningham
Starring Tiffany Shepis
Roxanna Bina
Jen Richey
John Moore
Richard Elfman
Music by Vincent Gillioz
Distributed by Peacock Films
Sunrise Entertainment
Release date
  • December 30, 2002 (2002-12-30)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Scarecrow is a 2002 direct-to-video horror film B movie, directed by French director Emmanuel Itier. It stars B movie scream queen Tiffany Shepis and Tim Young as Lester among others, including director and cofounder of Oingo Boingo Richard Elfman. The film is described as "so bad it's good", due to its poor acting, writing, and overall story.[1][2]


Scarecrow was coupled with the second film as Scarecrow/Scarecrow Slayer on 28 December 2004.[3]


Lester Dwervick (Tim Young) has always been sort of different. The sickly teen is too shy to make friends, and lives in a trailer park. Because of these reasons, his classmates and teacher view him as a "white trash outcast". To make matters worse, Lester's mother is an alcoholic tramp who often brings home drunken men from the local bars. Lester has nobody to confide in, and often draws and sculpts birds and other animals to keep him hopeful of the future. One day, he is being savagely tormented by a local bully when Sheriff Patterson's (Richard Elfman) daughter Judie (Tiffany Shepis) sticks up for him. Thinking he has finally found a friend, Lester begins to feel happy for the first time in years and begins to draw pictures for her. One night, Lester goes to find Judie to ask her if she wants to be his girlfriend. Before he even has a chance to ask her, he sees his worst bully drunkenly kiss her. Judie sees Lester, who is running away in grief. Knowing there's nothing left for him anymore, the pressure of it all finally mounts and Lester swirls into a jealous rage and screams at his mother's latest boyfriend. He chases Lester into the cornfields outside his home and viciously strangles him to death then hangs him, making it look like a suicide, leaving his corpse near a scarecrow.

One year later, several people in the town are murdered. First the drunken boyfriend by decapitation by scythe, next the teacher by impalement, next the bully who kissed Judie by brutally shoving a corn cob through his head. Lester's spirit has returned in the form of the scarecrow, where he is agile, fast, and superhuman. Lester's out to get revenge on all of those who mistreated him while he was alive. Judie attempts to find a way to reason with Lester, before she becomes his next victim.


  • Tiffany Shepis as Judy Patterson
  • Roxanna Bina as Stephanie
  • Todd Rex as The Scarecrow
  • Tim Young as Lester Dwervick
  • Jen Richley as Morgan
  • Richard Elfman as Sheriff Patterson
  • Mark Irvingsen as Farmer Hailey
  • Belinda Gavin as Rhonda


Scarecrow is followed by two sequels: Scarecrow Slayer and Scarecrow Gone Wild.


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