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Friday, July 23, 2010

[5.50/10] Messengers 2: The Scarecrow (2009)


Messengers 2:
The Scarecrow (2009)


"Messengers 2: The Scarecrow" was surprisingly decent straight-to-DVD horror prequel, and it was actually way better than the pretty awful original movie. Its story while not groundbreaking or very original, was well-constructed, easy to follow and most importantly, entertaining. "Messengers 2: The Scarecrow" goes back to the farm to finally learn the story of John Rollins - the simple North Dakota farmer, struggling to save his farm and hold his family together. When he places a mysterious scarecrow in his field, his luck changes for the better, but it may be at the cost of his sanity. This prequel was well-shot, nicely-paced and the acting of Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens was above average - Reedus does a good job as the farmer who's going through troubled times and wants to support his family, and Stephens, who plays the concerned wife, was able to portray the widest range of emotions in the film. The other actors involved also delivered good performances. In terms of visuals, "Messengers 2: The Scarecrow" was far better looking than most STV movies - the green/yellow corn-field scenery was beautiful and the colors were bright and saturated. Overall, "The Scarecrow" was atmospheric, creepy and nicely-crafted little horror, with just the right amount of gore and suspense, and enough twists to satisfy its horror-thirsty audience.

  • My Rating: 5.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 0% (2 Reviews)
  • IMDb: 4.7/10

4 comments:

Jaccstev said...

Well I went into this expecting a horrible straight to DVD movie, so I didn't have my hopes up. It's kind of slow moving, but there were a couple decent parts too.

Nebular said...

Yes, it was slow, but not boring slow :) Definitely a step above the original.

HorrO said...

Sorry to disagree with you guys, but I thought it was pretty bad. Nothing really happened until the end of the movie. I preferred the original.

Nebular said...

..and I thought it wasn't. I was very surprised how decent it was! Very subtle and mysterious. The first one sucked hard!