SCARECROW COUNTY (2019) Reviews and overview


‘There’s nowhere to hide’

Scarecrow County is a 2019 American supernatural horror film about a murderous scarecrow stalking the streets of a small town.

Written and directed by John Oak Dalton (The Girl in the Crawlspace; writer of Shark Encounters of the Third Kind; Amityville Island; Jurassic Prey; Amityville Death House; Razorteeth). Produced and photographed by Henrique Couto (director of Ouija Room; Devil’s Trail; Amityville: No EscapeBabysitter Massacre).

The Midwest Film Venture production stars Chelsi Kern, Tom Cherry, Rachael Redolfi, Erin Hoodlebrink and John Hambrick.


Small-town librarian Winnie (Chelsi Kern) is given the lost diary of a dead teenager, exposing long-buried secrets as a murderous scarecrow stalks the streets…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“A wholly watchable and enjoyable low-budget indie slasher, there’s more than enough to like here that does hold it up over it’s few, somewhat detrimental issues that spring up simply by being a low-budget indie effort.” Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation

“What I particularly like about the script is that the characters are more fully developed than most indie films, the dialog doesn’t talk down to the audience, and the plot is both simple and nuanced at the same time.” Indie Horror Films

“Dalton and Couto brought a cool visual style to the scenes involving the scarecrow, bathing sets in colorful lighting and pumping fog into them […] There’s not a whole lot of slashing in the movie, but the moments with the scarecrow are fun and there’s plenty of mystery and drama between…” Life Between Frames

“While some viewers will find the ending interesting, a lot more will probably be upset at the way it’s pulled out of nowhere. Combined with the film’s lack of gore or anything offensive for that matter, the result is something that almost feels like a kid’s film.” Voices from the Balcony

“Enjoy this supernatural tale set in rural Indiana, and perhaps survey your own past for secrets that may just come back someday… with a bladed weapon. Scarecrow County is a fine story and the morality lesson put forth is timeless.” Zisi Emporium for B Movies

Choice dialogue:

‘There’s no such thing as Strip Ouija!”

Cast and characters:

Tonjia Atomic … Galatea
Andrew J. Britt … Scarecrow
James Carolus … Tarkington
Tom Cherry … Brownie
Carmen Churchill … Dora
Marie DeLorenzo … Emily
Joni Durian … Tammy
Kyle Garner … Dwayne
John Bradley Hambrick … Prentiss
Erin Hoodlebrink … Marlys
Chelsi Kern … Winnie
Joe Kidd … Kev
Jeff Kirkendall … Virgil
Sara Purnima Kolenda … Claire
Bryn Kristi … Juanita
Clifford Lowe … Benny
Rob Merickel … Jamie
Jeff Rapkin … Cotton
Rachael Redolfi … Zoe
Erin R. Ryan … Fantomah
Andrew N. Shearer … Merle
Connor Sherlock … Joey
Joe Sherlock … Penrod
Jeff Shull … Si
Joe Skeen … L.Q.
Dale Wilson … Buck
Labou Windimere … Paige
Katy Lynne Wolfe … Rebecca

Filming locations:

Indiana and Ohio

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