Scarecrow Gone Wild (2004)
Nomination Year: 2008
SYNOPSIS: Imagine two young film makers, their naïveté dashed, their ideologies compromised, hurrying down the same corridor. Collision! Confusion! "You got your cornfield slasher movie sequel in my horny college student beach movie." "Oh yeah, well you got your horny college student beach movie in my cornfield slasher movie sequel." Then they have a fight to the death over who gets to actually make the mishmash-up film. Accidentally they both survive, but it's the audience that perishes.
The first shot of this film is corny -- a tilt down from the blazing sun into a cornfield. Then the camera pans along the cornfield ... for just long enough to make you really sick of it ... and finally the movie can begin!
An indeterminate sports team from an unknown college hazes several of their incoming freshmen in a cornfield. One of them (Sam) is tied up to a scarecrow and left overnight -- but the upperclassmen don't realize that he's diabetic. The only one who knows is his sort-of-brother, who isn't on the hazing trip because he's having sex with the girl that Sam always liked. What a friend!
When Sam slips into a coma, that activates the Scarecrow, which starts to stalk and kill those involved in the hazing, as well as those peripherally around. Even after Sam is taken down from the scarecrow's perch and put in an (otherwise-abandoned) hospital for close medical observation, the Scarecrow continues its rampages ... going so far as to follow the college hoodlums to ... The Beach!
The general consensus of those who watched this movie was that we couldn't decide which of the Scarecrow's victims we wanted to die first ... and which we wanted to be injured first in a painful fashion, but to die last.
- Best One-Liner
The Only Good Advice Mike Ever Gave.
The three surviving kids are heading into the hospital where Sam is being kept. Mike stops them on the way in: "If I hear the words 'let's split up,' I will bitchslap the both of you."
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Ken Shamrock The 1998 WWF "King of the Ring," his trademark move is a belly-to-belly suplex, and he has been called "The World's Most Dangerous Man" Jeff Rector narrowly avoided "Worst Acting" nomination in 2005 for Legion of the Night ... twin brother Jerry is also an actor Dennis Kinard
Director Claim to Fame Brian Katkin uncredited actor appearance in Dinocroc ... also composed the original songs for Scarecrow Gone Wild
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