The Scarecrow

  • 1982
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Horror, Mystery

This unusual and entertaining film from New Zealand takes place in a small backwoods town in the 1950s, where a number of mysterious events lead to the discovery that an odd man (John Carradine) is a killer, guilty of not just one murder but of a slew of them. Carradine is tremendous as the weird murderer, a role he obviously enjoyed. The film's attempts...read more

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This unusual and entertaining film from New Zealand takes place in a small backwoods town in the 1950s, where a number of mysterious events lead to the discovery that an odd man (John Carradine) is a killer, guilty of not just one murder but of a slew of them. Carradine is tremendous as

the weird murderer, a role he obviously enjoyed. The film's attempts at humor are a bit forced and out of place, but strong visuals sustain the suspenseful atmosphere. THE SCARECROW offers further proof that the struggling New Zealnd film industry is worthy of international attention.

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  • Released: 1982
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: This unusual and entertaining film from New Zealand takes place in a small backwoods town in the 1950s, where a number of mysterious events lead to the discovery that an odd man (John Carradine) is a killer, guilty of not just one murder but of a slew of t… (more)

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