Dark Night of the Scarecrow

Dark Night of the Scarecrow

DVD - 2010
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When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. Officious postmaster Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of bigots in pursuit of the suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake). Finding him hiding inside a scarecrow, they exact brutal mob "justice"-- only to discover a tragic mistake! Now a strange apparition stalks the land seeking each of them out, as the legend of the scarecrow begins.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Key Video : Distributed by VCI Entertainment, 2010
Edition: Special edition
ISBN: 9781557396662
1557396663
Branch Call Number: 7.9145 Da
Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: NR, not rated

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jazeebelle
Apr 02, 2014

You know, this movie isn't bad for made for tv in the year 1981. It's not really scary, it's not incredibly original, but there is an awlful lot of heart in it. It reminded me of "the Car" and "Devil Dog: Hound from Hell" (which brought back fun memories of staying up late with my Uncle and Dad respectively every year to watch them on tv) So if you like the look and feel from that time you'll enjoy this. If you are looking for something gory, or freakishly scary, i think you will be disappointed.

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ausnos
Nov 25, 2012

This retro made-for-television film is done well enough! I love how the script and the characters worked. The villains, particularly the chief one, was portrayed very well. I also liked the fact that the makers of this film chose to eliminate the gore factor and instead played on suspense and the viewer's imagination. I think that's a brilliant type of way to make a horror movie.

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