Rise of the Scarecrows (2009) STV.COMPLETE.NTSC.DVDR-CME
Officer Brown, a black big city cop moves into the small town of Adams, Massachusetts to get out of a high crime environment and find a more peaceful place to live while fighting crime on a smaller scale. But as it turns out, Adams is a town with a dark secret making it a place with an appearance that gives one a false sense of security. It appears that scarecrows in a field on the outskirts of town are in cahoots with the undead and people are disappearing and turning up brutally slain. A couple kids passing through town having car trouble along with Officer Brown try to tell the town s sheriff that something is not right and that people are being killed, but the sheriff has a disturbingly nonchalant attitude towards the whole situation leading Brown and the kids to believe something far more sinister is going on. Can they unravel the mystery behind the killer scarecrows and blow the lid off the conspiracy once and for all?
Rise of the Scarecrows is Geno McGahee and X Posse Productions second feature after Evil Awakening. While Evil Awakening is the more campy and humorous one of the two, Scarecrows has a slightly better constructed story with more interesting characters and twists that arise throughout. It shows that Geno and X Posse are coming along in certain areas of movie making with each feature and that they actually learn as they go along.
The X Posse DVD of Rise of the Scarecrows contains a director s commentary and trailers for Scarecrows and Evil Awakening.