At a glance:
Heard the 2007 Pang Bros predecessor The Messengers sucked big time - so how much worse can this one can be? It's straight-to-video, a supposed prequel that chronicles the summonin of a scarecrow that is able to give some toyol-like advantages to its master.
Bad news on the doorstep:
It's excruciatingly slow and I'd reckon the white pus from the walls of my diseased tonsils will sooner burst than somethin excitin actually happenin. Although it's R-rated, a lot more sex (with Amanda Holt playin the teenage daughter - incestuous, preferably) should've been part of the story. A lot of early mystery but not enough to sustain pace. Hot cast not present either, although this Norman Reedus (pic) who plays lead scarecrow sucker John Rollins does have a face with some intrigue.
Reminds me of:
Those old Children Of The Corn movies and that little-known, small town, crazed-Christian story, Frailty.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?Disappointin - you're not gonna miss anythin.