Apparently, the new film Scarecrows from Uncork’d Entertainment is proclaiming itself as a stoner-horror film, and fans are allegedly taking its premise as a blunt suggestion.
The film takes place in a desolate cornfield located on a farm somewhere that serves as the perfect cover for a crazed farmer who kills trespassing stoned teenagers and turns them into the titular straw stuffed models, complete with nailing them to a cross.
According to a statement released by the film’s director Stu Stone, he began to get a flurry of concerning emails from farmers across the country. The emails contained stories of teens who had seen the film and decided to recreate its premise by lighting up and trespassing onto local private corn fields.
One distraught farmer wrote the filmmakers complaining because they didn’t provide a disclaimer saying that people shouldn’t copy the plotline of the movie.
The filmmakers said they would make an official statement to fans not to imitate what they saw on screen:
“Please, while we are incredibly flattered that you liked our film, we implore everyone to not copy what you see on tv or in the movies. Trespassing is illegal and could be outright dangerous. You and your friends could get SHOT AND KILLED, and
-Stu Stone, Director, Scarecrows
We aren’t really sure how much of this story is hype over matter, but just in case you didn’t know, don’t copy what you see in movies, unless you’re Meryl Streep in Defending Your Life, and if you get that reference you’re probably old enough to know better anyway.