Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Don't Forget...



Scarecrow and Scarecrow Slayer are premiering on the SciFi Channel Tonight (Thursday) at 7pm /6 central. Check local listings for the proper time in your area.

8 comments:

DecoderRing said...

Ah, are there any sweeter words than Monster Chiller Double Feature? As usual, I'll be sitting up in Canukistan eating my heart out...

Bill Cunningham said...

When I was at York, we created artwork for a 2 disc set of these two films. We set them up to sell and didn't go through with it while I was there.

I called it, York's "Double Creature", but I think they called it "Double Creature Feature", which to me seemed a little redundant and not very clever.

Oh well, I knew there was a reason I left the company...besides the impending bankruptcy.

Warren said...

When I was a kid outside of Boston, Channel 56 used to always do a Creature Double Feature on Saturday afternoons. Loved it!

Hey, the site redesign looks great.

RogerRmjet said...

TiVo'd the first one. Can't wait to see it.

Bill Cunningham said...

Well,

My Mom said she liked SCARECROW SLAYER better than SCARECROW. She didn't feel it was as smooth a picture. I agreed with her completely as the lessons we learned with the first led to a better 2nd movie.

[Part of the reason you should be writing and making a lot of movies - the pulp screenwriting philosophy here at DISContent.]

I told my father(him being a financial guy and all) the numbers that the movies have done worldwide, and he said he was more impressed with that than the films themselves.

I have to agree with him. I look at these two movies now as being, "so long ago." Everyone involved with these films have learned so many lessons - especially me. I didn't watch last night - someone tivo'd it for me - because I tend to look at its flaws. I'll take a look this weekend and see if editing for broadcast helped it at all.

Dave Fogerson said...

I caught a different scarecrow movie on Starz not long ago, SCARECROW GONE WILD, with Ken Shamrock. Did you have anything to do with that??

Bill Cunningham said...

SCARECROW GONE WILD was one I didn't write or come up with the title. I only came up with the artwork and sales campaign (including the trailer) working with the graphic designer (whose name escapes me at the moment).

I remember I was summoned to the boss's office where she told me the next title in the series. My lack of enthusiasm for the project sealed my fate and I didn't get to write it.

The movie was written and directed by Brian Katkin who also directed SLAUGHTER STUDIOS for Roger Corman that has the distinction of being the last production at his now legendary "lumberyard studio."

Samantha Eisling was good in it and for the first time we had nudity in the Scarecrow pictures. Unfortunately, we also lost Todd Rex as the Scarecrow (as well as his design) which is why the Scarecrow looks different.

Several months after this I left the company, and took a job that allowed me to put a few things of my own in motion.

I don't have any regrets except that I didn't get to write the one script in the Scarecrow series where I would be able to put it all together in an interesting way and really push the boundaries of what a $100K movie could do. To put all of the knowledge and ingenuity we acquired into practice.

So I'm doing it with THE GORE GORE GORE-MET.

Jeff O'Brien said...

I pitched a number of scarecrow ideas at the request of someone at York. He mentioned Scarecrow Gone Wild at the time. Forget his name, I think he went on to sell real estate in Vegas...