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What comes to mind when you think of the fall season? Leaves changing color? Farm living and fields of crops? What about scarecrows? Scarecrows are a symbol of fall, and they’re often seen in decorations around this time of year. For decades, scarecrows have also popped up in a good number of horror movies. Collected here are the best horror movies currently streaming on Tubi where a killer scarecrow (or a killer wearing a scarecrow costume) is featured.
Scarecrow Horror Movies in Tubi in November 2023
Why Watch It? Dark Night of the Scarecrow is the movie that established and popularized the image of a killer scarecrow in movies. It is a cult classic that established enough of a fan base over the years to earn itself a sequel released in 2022.
Official Description: After finding young Marylee Williams mauled viciously, bigots pursue as a suspect her intellectually disabled friend Bubba Ritter.
Why Watch It? Though it isn’t as good as the original, Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2 is still an entertaining scarecrow movie… even if it doesn’t feel a whole lot like its predecessor.
Official Description: The long-awaited sequel to 1981’s first scarecrow horror flick follows a mom and her young son to a rural community where they awaken its cursed past.
Why Watch It? It takes a while for the horror to really get going, but once it does Scarecrows is sufficiently spooky and and tense.
Official Description: A group of friends hiking to a secret lagoon have to cross a creepy cornfield owned by a man who turns any and all trespassers into human scarecrows.
Why Watch It? The choice to make a low-budget scarecrow horror movie set in the time of Vikings is a bold one, making this a cheesy fun time for the right audience.
Official Description: A Viking warrior battles for her life when a heathen outcast from her clan sells his mortal soul to become a demonic, indestructible scarecrow.
Why Watch It? This odd action-horror hybrid is worth watching for the premise alone. Then, when you do start watching, you find out it’s actually a good low-budget movie.
Official Description: Fleeing a heist, a band of criminals find themselves in a remote field occupied by strange scarecrows who are up to more than just scaring off crows.
Why Watch It? A young Chloe Grace Moretz appears in the second half of the movie. Also, there is some charmingly quaint CGI that looks like it came out of the 1990s at a couple points in the movie. Hallowed Ground isn’t great, but it’s fun for a late-night viewing.
Official Description: After a woman’s car breaks down in a small town she is told by a journalist about the town’s dead pastor who crucified people as living scarecrows.
Why Watch It? The Redwood Massacre has some good gore throughout out. It also has a lot of classic slasher elements: a camping trip, a dark campfire tale, a good amount of gore, and a killer in a mask.
Official Description: When revelers come for kicks to the site of a famous massacre on its anniversary, they unwittingly awaken the presence of an ax wielding maniac.
Why Watch It? This sequel contains good gore just like the movie that preceded it. Even better, scream queen Danielle Harris joins the cast this time around, enhancing the quality of the movie exponentially.
Official Description: Obsessed with the unsolved Redwood Farm murders, a man convinces the still traumatized surviving family members to help him hunt for the killer.
Why Watch It? Dawn of the Scarecrow is weird and gross enough, and the execution is campy enough, to make this a blast of a time. For example, a man oozing various brightly-colored fluids from his body and wearing a scarecrow outfit murders a woman taking a shower by jamming a toilet brush down her throat… and that scene is meant to be a trash-cinema tribute to Psycho. It’s bizarre.
Official Description: After a meteorite crash infects him with an alien virus, a farmer disguises himself as a scarecrow and embarks on a bloodthirsty killing spree.
10. Husk (2011)
Why Watch It? Husk is a nicely made indie horror movie that is sufficiently spooky and has some really interesting scarecrow monsters.
Official Description: A flock of crows hit the windshield of a car, forcing the group of passengers to seek help at a cornfield where they’ll be supernaturally sacrificed.
More Scarecrow Horror Movies on Tubi
- Terror at Blood Fart Lake (2008) – This is a horror comedy, and you can judge the level and type of humor it contains by the title. It has no budget, bottom-of-the-barrel production values, and comedy that is endured rather than enjoyed, but there is certainly an audience for this type of movie. Also, it does have a scarecrow killer, so it qualifies for this list.
- Channel 13 (2015) – This is a shot-on-video anthology horror movie from around 1987, lost for decades, and discovered by director Mark Polonia. It’s a neat time capsule, and one of the segments features a killer scarecrow.
- Scareycrows (2016) – This horror comedy takes too long to get to the scarecrows, but once it does it’s a good time.
- Return of the Scarecrow (2017) – A legendary scarecrow killer returns to kill again in this nicely shot but tonally odd low-budget horror comedy.
- The Curse of Halloween Jack (2019) – A cult resurrects a killer who looks like a scarecrow in this cheesy Halloween slasher movie.
- American Scarecrow (2020) – This is a rough one. It’s about a group of people stalked by a killer “scarecrow” at a farmhouse. “Scarecrow” is in quotes because the killer is just a guy dressed in a military uniform and wearing a strange skull/burlap mask.
- Amityville Scarecrow (2021) – Are you surprised there is an Amityville movie about scarecrows? You shouldn’t be. You also shouldn’t expect much from the movie.
- Amityville Scarecrow 2 (2022) – This is a direct sequel to Amityville Scarecrow, and it is slightly better.