Dark Night of the Scarecrow
When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. A gang of bigots mercilessly pursue a suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake).
In Dark Night of the Scarecrow, 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.
1981 | 96 min | Color | Optional English and Spanish Subtitles | 1.33:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround | All Region | NR
• Commentary with J.D. Feigelson (Writer) and Frank De Felitta (Director)
• CBS Network World Premiere Promo of “Dark Night of the Scarecrow”
• The Horrors of VCI
“Mar-vel-ous! I was terrified!” – Vincent Price
“Terrific script…terrific film!” – Ray Bradbury
“This classic began the whole scarecrow genre.” – HorrorHound Magazine
“Scary as hell” – Stuart Gordon, Director of Re-animator
“…one of the best made-for-television horror films ever made!” – Donald Guarisco MSN
Charles Durning, Tonya Crowe, Larry Drake, Lane Smith, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, Jocelyn Brando, Tom Taylor, Richard McKenzie, Ivy Jones, James TartanDirected by
Frank De Felitta