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Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

Not Rated | | Horror | TV Movie 24 October 1981
In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave.

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Otis P. Hazelrigg
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Skeeter Norris
Claude Earl Jones ...
Philby
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Harless Hocker
Tonya Crowe ...
Marylee Williams
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Bubba Ritter
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Mrs. Ritter
Tom Taylor ...
D.A. Sam Willock
Richard McKenzie ...
Judge Henry
Ivy Jones ...
Mrs. Willams
James Tartan ...
Mr. Williams (as Jim Tartan)
Ed Call ...
Defense Attorney
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Mrs. Bunch
John Steadman ...
Mr. Loomis
Dave Adams ...
Deputy (as David Adams)
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An intellectually disabled man is unjustly accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot. Later, after it is revealed he saved the girl from a vicious dog attack, members of the search posse are killed by a mysterious scarecrow. Written by Patchy Groundfog <strat@ix.netcom.com>Nanners <nancy_pratt98531@yahoo.com>

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What has this girl done that is driving the town mad? What is the terrible act people are about to commit? And who is the only person who can save her? See more »

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24 October 1981 (USA)  »

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A Vingança do Espantalho  »

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J.D. Feigelson went to Texas and recorded the sounds of cicadas so they could be used in the movie. See more »

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When the tractor is chasing the postman at the end, it runs over pumpkins in the field and smashes them. The smashed pumpkins have no insides, revealing them to be props. See more »

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Bubba Ritter: [about Marylee being attacked] Bubba didn't do it.
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Referenced in Manhunt (2003) See more »

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Highly recommended.
30 October 2000 | by (Venice Beach, CA.) – See all my reviews

I was completely impressed with this early 80s TV movie. It features an outstanding script that echoes the later "Pumpkinhead" in its revenge/mysticism thematics. High production values, strong performances (especially by Charles Durning, who plays the creepiest postal worker you'll ever meet), subtle writing, and grisly (by TV standards) murders all give this pluses in my book. Plus it's got authentic location shooting and early 80s ambiance, and a murder scene that was ripped off four years later (in Witness.) Highly recommended and much better than I expected. 8/10. P.S. It's true, Durning never changes his clothes!


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