The 2016 Scarecrow Membership Drive!

 

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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

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$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)

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$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:
  • UNLIMITED FREE RENTALS FOR 1 YEAR!!!
  • One-time Membership Drive Bonus: ALL of the Above Membership Drive Perks

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Curtis Hanson’s Brilliant Community Trilogy

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by Travis Vogt

Curtis Hanson was already a talented and successful filmmaker before the release of his masterpiece, LA Confidential, in 1997. Bad Influence (1990) was a brisk, weird little thriller featuring an enjoyably sleazy performance from Rob Lowe. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) was a surprise box office smash, featuring an enjoyably sleazy performance from Rebecca DeMornay. The River Wild (1994), a technically proficient and logistically challenging survival thriller, made an unlikely (and non-sleazy) action hero out of Meryl Streep. Hanson had been directing films for 25 years when Confidential came out, but it’s greatness still felt like it came out of the blue. It was like a solid, .260-hitting journeyman baseball player becoming a home run king in his 14th year in the big leagues. Competent directors don’t normally become great all-of-a-sudden more than halfway into their careers. Usually, the opposite happens (*cough* *cough* *Rob Reiner* *cough*).
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SHRIEK Women of Horror: A Tale of Two Sisters

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by Evan J Peterson & Heather Marie Bartels

SHRIEK has moved to Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Greenwood! Scarecrow Video continues to be a sponsor, providing us DVD usage and blog space. We will still have occasional events at Scarecrow, including our October 2nd meet up for Slumber Party Massacre, directed by Amy Holden Jones, for our Women Horror Directors festival!

This month, we continue our Asian Horror series with A Tale of Two Sisters. Tickets hereRead More

New Releases for September 20!

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It’s another Glorious New Release Tuesday!

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Rock ‘n’ Roll High School: Teen Rebellion With A Smile On Your Face

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By Norm Nielsen

Come on and admit it: At least once (if not many times) during your high school years, you wished that some event closed down the school while your classmates danced in the halls to a savage rock ‘n’ roll beat. Allan Arkush’s 1979 Rock ‘n’ Roll High School delivers on that fantasy. because as the saying goes, “it’s a good rock ‘n’ roll song if it has a good beat, you can dance to it, and your parents hate it.” Read More

SHRIEK Women of Horror: Ringu

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by Evan J Peterson & Heather Marie Bartels

SHRIEK has moved to Naked City Brewery and Taphouse in Greenwood! Scarecrow Video continues to be a sponsor, providing us DVD usage and blog space. We will still have occasional events at Scarecrow, but we begin our new Sunday meetings this weekend, Sept. 11 at Naked City with Ringu, a Japanese franchise that ignited an American hunger for Asian horror. Tickets here: Read More

Great Cats of Cinema

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by Ryan Davis

Meet the star of the new (and soon to be cult favorite) comedy CHATTY CATTIES, Leonard Fischbein—a wisecracking roommate who tells it like it is. You can catch Leonard on the big screen on three upcoming Friday nights at Northwest Film Forum (Sept. 9th, 17th, and Oct 8th at 10pm). Leonard is part of a long tradition of cinematic cats who, in addition to being cuddly charmers, help serve the plot in a range of ways—whether it be through symbolism, the MacGuffin, character development, or another device. Here’s a list of some my favorite Silver Screen scratchers. Rescue one today—they’re all available to take home from Scarecrow. Read More

New Releases for September 6!

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It’s the first New Release Tuesday of September!

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Cinema Collectibles #14: Flop Film Swag

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by Greg Carlson

Many employees of media companies, movie theaters, and retail outlets carrying film and home entertainment-based products can get through the workday knowing they will always have one fringe benefit: several free promotional items sent over to hype an upcoming theatrical or DVD release. Free passes to movie screenings are great and all, but it’s the physical objects placed on the “free stuff” table that piques major interest, with employees hoping that they will be in possession of some unique and exclusive collectibles resembling the inventory of Corky St. Clair’s memorabilia shop at the end of Waiting For Guffman. There’s always that chance, however, that the promotional materials will be tied to a box-office bomb or a forgotten/barely released film, and you’re left with a hoodie, mouse pad, shot glass, etc., that will elicit blank stares and confusion from your friends. Meanwhile, figurines of characters from unsuccessful “potential franchise” films get shipped back to the toy companies, with only the optimistic collectors hanging onto the unopened packages in the hopes to flip them online. Read More


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