Watch Messengers 2: The Scarecrow
- 1 hr 34 min
The movie Messengers 2: The Scarecrow from 2009 is a horror film that follows the story of a struggling family living on a farm in North Dakota. The family, consisting of Mary (Heather Stephens), her husband John (Norman Reedus), and their daughter Lindsay (Claire Holt), is trying to keep their farm alive, but things keep going wrong for them.
At the start of the movie, the family's farm is hit by a tornado, destroying much of their crop. On top of that, they're struggling to make ends meet and are behind on their bills. Desperate, Mary takes on a job at the local diner, leaving John and Lindsay to tend to the farm. One day, John discovers a scarecrow in a nearby field that seems to have come to life. Initially, he's convinced it's just his imagination, but soon he realizes that the scarecrow is alive and is wreaking havoc on the farm.
The family finds themselves trapped in a nightmare as the scarecrow starts to kill them off one by one. John, who is initially skeptical of the supernatural, becomes convinced that the scarecrow is possessed by an evil spirit. He starts to research ways to defeat the creature, but things get more complicated as he realizes that the spirit is seeking revenge for a past wrong.
The story is well-paced, with tension building gradually as the scarecrow starts to pick off members of the family. The scares are effective, and the movie does a good job of building atmosphere. The performances are strong, particularly from Norman Reedus as John, who is convincing as a man struggling to hold his family together in the face of supernatural horror.
Heather Stephens is also solid as Mary, the mother who is trying to keep her family safe while juggling work and family commitments. Claire Holt does a good job of playing the teenage daughter, who is initially skeptical of her father's claims but comes to realize that they're all in grave danger. Richard Riehle, who plays the local sheriff, also shines in his role as a man tasked with investigating the strange events happening on the farm.
The movie's special effects are impressive, particularly when it comes to the scarecrow itself. The creature is suitably creepy, with a design that manages to be both traditional and original. The movie does a good job of balancing practical effects with CGI, resulting in a creature that looks both realistic and frightening.
Overall, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow is a solid horror movie that delivers on scares and atmosphere. It's a worthy follow-up to the first movie in the series, which had a more supernatural feel to it. The scarecrow is a worthy addition to the horror genre, and this movie is sure to give viewers a good fright.
Messengers 2: The Scarecrow is a 2009 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.