|release date||January 28 2011|
|studio||After Dark Films/Lionsgate|
|starring||Devon Graye, CJ Thomason, Wes Chatham, Tammin Sursok|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisThe story sees five friends on a weekend trip who become stranded in isolated farmland when crows attack their SUV. They soon realize that the cornfields are inhabited by reanimated human scarecrows who reproduce by killing and force their undead victims to join their ranks. Graye plays the brainiac of the group, Thomason is the blue-collar guy, and Chatham is the jock.
Revisiting his moderately acclaimed short film from 2005, director Brett Simmons returns to the cornfields of Nowhereville with Husk, the full-length adaptation of his killer scarecrow premise. Dark Night Of The Scarecrow, a Made-For-TV effort from 1981, created the sub-genre and is still more effective than any film of the same ilk that followed because of its atmosphere and themes, and a performance by Larry Drake that was so convincing, one might’ve thought he was actually mentally handicapped. Aside from a good idea or two, Simmons’ slasher befalls the same luck as its brethren, opting for familiar action beats and a bland story over originality. …Read More