Meanwhile, Curry (Michael David Simms), Jack (Richard Vidan), and Corbin (Ted Vernon (also the executive producer)) have parachuted to the ground and are on a search and destroy mission for Burt, leaving Roxanne (Kristina Sanborn), and the pilot, Al (David James Campbell) and his daughter, Kellie (Victoria Christian) circling the area in the plane.
Burt locates the money near 3 big empty I-beam crosses, loads it on the truck, and drives, but the truck stalls a little ways down the road. He opens the hood and finds there was never any engine to begin with. What the hell is going on? While dragging the crate of money, Burt finds himself amidst a bunch of Scarecrows that start talking to him in the distorted voices of Curry and Jack and starts firing blindly at the Scarecrows. He starts begging for his life. Curry and Jack can hear him over the radio and wonder who he is talking to. Just then a Scarecrow appears and dispatches Burt.
Curry, Jack, Corbin, and Roxanne with Kellie as a hostage all meet at the Fowler house and continue to look for Burt and the money all while trying to avoid the murderous scarecrows that guard the home leading to a gruesome, explosive finale.
Let's be clear: 'Scarecrows' is not a "great" film. There are plot holes and it's a little too short at just 83 min, but this is a classic 80's low budget film that has good scares, good effects, fun acting, great costumes and an even better location. Had 'Scarecrows' a larger budget, I would've liked to have seen more about the Fowlers and why they opted to become, or were cursed to become scarecrows, but at just $425K, the director had to stick to the meat of the story and explain the rest with dialogue from the Robbers, who were making their best guess.
Scream Factory does an excellent job on the blu-ray transfer, as the picture is the clearest I've ever seen, and a lot of dim scenes can be made out better, like the room with the crucified crow, or the wind chime made out of crow beaks.
- New Audio Commentary with Co-Screenwriter Richard Jeffries, Director of Photography Peter Deming, and Composer Terry Plumeri
- Audio Commentary with Director William Wesley and Producer Cami Winikoff
- The Last Straw - An interview with Special Make-up Effects Creator Norman Cabrera
- Cornfield Commando - An Interview with Actor Ted Vernon
- Original Storyboards
- Still Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible cover featuring the VHS artwork.
Horror fans, it's time to stop waiting and grab this must own Blu-ray Scream Factory here.