Scarecrow Video Will Return

The governor has announced a shelter-in-place order effective immediately for individuals. With that in mind, Scarecrow Video needs to suspend phone orders / pickup.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but rest assured we will return. Stay healthy and safe, and in the meantime, go here to see all the ways you can support Scarecrow during this period (including renting by mail).

In light of circumstances, we’re flexible on due dates for your current rentals and will not impose late fees on items that were due during our closure. If you have rentals out and you can safely return them in our drop slots when you’re out, this will be extremely helpful and help us avoid a massive check-in backlog when we return. The drop slots will be open 24/7. If your circumstances do not permit returning them, however, we completely understand. Keep checking this site and social for more information about when we’ll return.

We wish you and yours wellness during this time and hope to see you again soon.

“Because You Were Home”: Home-Invasion Movies to Watch During Quarantine

by Emalie Soderback

Now that almost everyone is staying indoors while COVID-19 barrels across the globe like a deadly, fun-sucking Taz from Looney Tunes, at least we have time to watch more movies.

It’s been speculated that watching horror can be therapeutic, soothing during times of trauma, and a great way to be able to say, “Look, at least that isn’t happening to me. Life could be worse.”

If you want to lean into freaking out during this pandemic, zombie flicks, disaster movies, and post-apocalyptic films could be your first choice, but I propose something a bit more sinister. While the bars and restaurants are closed, the shopping malls empty (even of the undead), and the beaches bare, it might be a good time to double check the locks on your front door.

Here are ten home invasion movies that will add some edge to your self-quarantine.

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Time to Collect My Thoughts

by Leo Mayberry

Why collect movies? When you work surrounded by them, and have access to more than you could possibly watch in a lifetime, why have a home collection? In some ways this stay-at-home scenario is validating. Time to organize and dig through what I’ve been accumulating.  There’s no need to be staring at the walls when I’ve got a wall full of movies to watch. In other ways, it is pointing out some flaws in my system.

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The Seasoned Ticket #80

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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New Releases for March 17!

It’s another glorious New Release Tuesday!

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The Seasoned Ticket #79

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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New Releases for March 10!

It’s another glorious New Release Tuesday!

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The Seasoned Ticket #78

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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New Releases for March 3!

It’s another glorious New Release Tuesday!

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The Seasoned Ticket #77

Robert Horton is a Scarecrow board member and a longtime film critic. He will be contributing a series of “critic’s notes” to the Scarecrow blog—a chance to highlight worthy films playing locally and connecting them to the riches of Scarecrow’s collection.

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