The 2016 Scarecrow Membership Drive!



The 2016 Scarecrow Membership Drive is here and
we need YOUR help!

This year is Scarecrow’s first ever Membership Drive, and we’ve set a goal of bringing a 100 new members on board before the end of the year. You can help make this happen.

Not a member yet? This is the perfect time to join.

Already a member? This is the perfect time to renew and get a friend to join. Here’s why:

  • A Scarecrow Membership makes you a stakeholder in one of the most important, publicly accessible video collections in the world.
  • Members enjoy discounts, special offers, and early or even exclusive access to events and sales.
  • Plus, if you sign-up or renew during our Membership Drive, you will be eligible for special member-only perks like a cool, limited edition tote bag, the chance to program a series in our screening room, or sponsorship of a title with your name forever on one of the items in our collection.

“Scarecrow stores our memories as physical objects.” – Kelly O, The Stranger

Your membership support helps ensure that beloved movies and memories will remain available to you and others now and in the future.

Click here to show your Scarecrow love and help us reach our goal of 100 new members before the end of the year!

Scarecrow Video… Member supported… Film passion driven!

$25.00 LEVEL

full amount is tax-deductible

  • Member only rental deals including 2 for 1 daily deals & special wild card deals
$50.00 LEVEL

full amount is tax-deductible

  • Members Only access to Daily Rental Deals & Specials
  • Your own Scarecrow membership card
  • Discount on pre-paid rental credits (buy 10 for $35.00)
  • Early access to specific sales events
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: 2 Free Rental Credits
$100.00 LEVEL

$75 is tax-deductible

  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • Even bigger discount on pre-paid rental credits (buy 10 for $30.00)
  • Invitations to General Members Only Events
  • 50% off Screening Room rentals
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: this specially-designed Member-Only Tote Bag


$250.00 LEVEL

$155 is tax-deductible

$500.00 LEVEL
  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • Curate your own special rental section! (you pick the theme and up to 100 titles)
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: Choice of one of the special perks above plus sponsor a specific title of your choice from the Scarecrow collection (subject to availability)


$1000.00 LEVEL

$905 is tax-deductible

  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • Invitations to exclusive member events
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks
$3000.00 LEVEL
  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • A Late fee-free year!
  • Invitations to VIP member events
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks
$5000.00 LEVEL
  • Includes all benefits from the previous level, plus:
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks


New Releases for October 18!


It’s another Glorious New Release Tuesday!

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SHRIEK Women of Horror: The Invitation


by Evan J Peterson

Join us at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood for SHRIEK: Women Horror Directors Fest! We’ll continue viewing and discussing a range of horror films directed by women; next up, Karyn Kusama’s jaw-dropping return to feature films: The Invitation.

Tickets available here. Read More

Movie Postmortem #2: SLIVER


by John S

Movie Postmortem is a monthly series that reviews certain films that showed promise but misfired (critically and/or commercially) upon initial release. Join us in our attempt to find out exactly what the hell happened.

The Casualty: Sliver

The Case History: Based on the 1991 bestseller by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives, Rosemary’s Baby, A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys From Brazil), Sliver follows cool, composed, but emotionally-vulnerable Manhattan book editor Carly Norris (Sharon Stone, at her foxiest) and what happens when she moves into the titular “Sliver” building, so named because it is 32 stories tall with only two flats on each floor. The place is luxurious as hell, with some hot-ass tenants in the form of computer software engineer Zeke Hawkins (Billy Baldwin, arguably the foxiest Baldwin), rough-edged crime novelist Jack Lansford (Tom Berenger, when he still looked like Kevin Costner’s dirty/sexy twin brother), and slinky maybe model/maybe escort Vida Warren (Polly Walker, who was the hottest thing in Patriot Games). Read More

New Releases for October 11!


It’s another Glorious New Release Tuesday!

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Sexy Dispatches from TWIST



by Ryan Davis

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival (formerly the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) is exciting in ways beyond just a new name—the festival has broadened its reach into new realms of visual storytelling, including a 2-D art show, a dance class, VR and 360º filmmaking technology, and can’t-miss live performances. It’s the biggest, boldest, most immersive and ground-breaking edition of the festival ever.

It may also be the sexiest. Read More

New Releases for October 4!


It’s the first New Release Tuesday of October!

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SHRIEK Women of Horror: Slumber Party Massacre


by Evan J Peterson

SHRIEK returns to Scarecrow Video for one night to kick off our Women Horror Directors festival on Sunday, October 2! Join us for The Slumber Party Massacre, directed and produced by Amy Holden Jones. Pajamas encouraged!

Tickets available here.

Stats on The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Director and Producer: Amy Holden Jones
Writer: Rita Mae Brown
Score: Ralph Jones
Nudity: Immediate and plentiful
Major actors: Michelle Michaels, Pamela Roylance, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso, Andree Honore, Gina Smika Hunter, Jennifer Meyers
Gore: plentiful
Body Count: we lost count (many)
Major Protagonists: Female
Villain: Male
Does it pass the Bechdel-Wallace test? Yes, and early.
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The Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge


by Jensen Ward

31 days. October. 2016


Denoting or relating to a genre of films that typically have a science fiction, horror, or fantasy theme and were made on a low budget.
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Welcome to the Movie Book Cagematch!


by William Pennington

One of my favorite things in life is to fall in love with a movie, and then realize that there is a novel it is based on, and go read that. Psycho, Jaws, Rambo, and Deliverance all fall into this category, for instance. When seeing the covers of some of these books, I would notice that some of them would say “best seller,” which surprised me a little. While some books are written better than others, there is kinda an unofficial hierarchy of award-winning books turned into award-winning movies. A good example is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a bestseller still read in colleges and high schools, and also is an Oscar winning film. It also has Jack Nicholson, which is a major plus. The Grapes of Wrath and Gone With the Wind both won Pulitzers, and their film counterparts won many Oscars, but that doesn’t mean they are the most interesting combination or the most exciting choice. Actually, they might be. Read More

New Releases for September 27!


It’s the last New Release Tuesday of September!

The person who writes this blog post every week (me) is on vacation right now, so you’ll have to do with a simple list of what came in for rent this week. We’ll be back as usual with the normal New Release post next Tuesday. Until then, happy browsing, and Be Excellent to Each Other!


Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) (Criterion)

Cabo Blanco (1980)

Cell (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Count Dracula’s Great Love (1973)

Dekalog (Complete Series) (Criterion)

Falkenau, the Impossible (PAL)

Finding Altamira (2016)

Honey 3: Dare to Dance

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Innocents (2016)

Kamikaze ‘89

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Neon Demon (2016)

Open Up to Me (2013)

President (2014)

Remembrance (2011)

Shallows (2016)

Two Horses of Genghis Khan

Valley of the Dolls (Criterion Collection)

Warcraft (2016)



City of Gold (2015)

Dangerous Game: Donald Trump vs. the Environment

Eat that Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words

How to Dance in Ohio (2015)



An American Werewolf in London (Restored Edition)

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Shout Select)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Shout Select)

Blood Diner (1987) (Collector’s Series)

Chopping Mall (Collector’s Series)

High Noon (1952) (Olive Signature)

Highlander: Director’s Cut (30th Anniversary)

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

Haunting of Morella (1990)

Night Visitor (1971)

Salem’s Lot (1979)

Werewolf of London / She-Wolf of London (1946)



Catch: Season 1

Grimm: Season 5

Indian Summers: Season 2

Ripper Street: Season 4



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