SCAREYCROWS (2017) Reviews and overview

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Scareycrows is a 2017 British comedy horror film directed by Lucy Townsend, making her feature debut, from a screenplay by David Hardie and Diana Townsend.

The Inspired Toad Productions film stars Alice Maguire, Tom Child, Martin Challinor and Ben Gilbert.

Amy thinks the biggest problem she has to face is that her boyfriend is bored of living in a quiet seaside town and wants to move to London.

But when her friends begin disappearing during the preparations for the annual scareycrow celebrations she suspects there is a connection with the mysterious accident that left a local girl close to death the year before.

Soon she begins to suspect that her boyfriend is hiding a dark secret but she still has no idea that the town is about to be overrun by homicidal Scareycrows…

“A final fight in a scrapyard involving a digger is a great surprise and a strong way to wrap the film up […] a strong jump scare wouldn’t have gone amiss and the ending wraps itself up too quickly. But the entertainment values make the remaining story an excessive amount of fun.” Oracle of Film

“The film turns into a nice mix of occult horror and chuckles. The script by David Hardie and Diana Townsend, (the director’s uncle and mother) takes itself just seriously enough to make the horror work when it needs to […] In between the horror, we get frequent laughs, most of the slapstick variety.” Voices from the Balcony


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