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Director:
Writers:
J.D. Feigelson (teleplay)
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Release Date:
24 October 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Original Classic
Plot:
In a small town, a wrongfully killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him beyond the grave. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Justice outside the law goes terribly wrong ............ See more (71 total) »

Cast

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Charles Durning ... Otis P. Hazelrigg

Robert F. Lyons ... Skeeter Norris
Claude Earl Jones ... Philby

Lane Smith ... Harless Hocker
Tonya Crowe ... Marylee Williams

Larry Drake ... Bubba Ritter

Jocelyn Brando ... 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
Alice Nunn ... Mrs. Bunch
John Steadman ... Mr. Loomis
Dave Adams ... Deputy (as David Adams)
Ivy Bethune ... Mrs. Hocker
Dennis Robertson ... Ray
Jetta Scelza ... Mrs. Whimberly
Modi Frank ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

J.D. Feigelson ... Ludie - CB radio (uncredited)
Robert J. Koster ... The Scarecrow (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank De Felitta 
 
Writing credits
J.D. Feigelson (teleplay)

J.D. Feigelson (story) and
Butler Handcock (story)

Produced by
Bobbi Frank .... producer
Janet Greek .... associate producer
Joe Wizan .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Glenn Paxton 
 
Cinematography by
Vincent A. Martinelli  (as Vincent Martinelli)
 
Film Editing by
Skip Lusk 
 
Casting by
Toni Howard 
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Zacha Jr.  (as Charles M. Zacha Jr.)
 
Set Decoration by
Dennis W. Peeples  (as Dennis Peeples)
 
Makeup Department
Stephen Robinette .... hair stylist (as Steve Robinette)
Jeremy Swan .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Dixon .... post-production supervisor
Robert J. Koster .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas A. Bliss .... dga trainee (as Tom Bliss)
Daisy Gerber .... first assistant director
Bart Roe .... second assistant director
J.D. Feigelson .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
V.R. Bud Shelton .... property master
 
Sound Department
Bonnie Koehler .... sound editor
James Pilcher .... sound mixer (as Jim Pilcher)
Clint Althouse .... boom operator (uncredited)
James Bailey .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Wenger .... special effects
 
Stunts
John Meier .... stunt coordinator (as John C. Meier)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron McManus .... camera operator
Frank Palmer .... key grip
Robert A. Petzoldt III .... gaffer (as Bob Petzoldt III)
Paul Jacobsen .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Reggie Newkirk .... key first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Fisk .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judith Brewer Curtis .... assistant costumer
Leslie Karten .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
James L. Honore .... post-production (as Jimmy Honoré)
Jeff Zacha .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jeff Johns .... executive soundtrack producer
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
 
Transportation Department
Tom Blomquist .... transportation captain
Chuck Hanson .... transportation coordinator
Thomas M. Krigbaum .... transportation captain (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sherrie Bayer .... production assistant
May Wale Brown .... script supervisor
Selma Brown .... production accountant
Modi Frank .... production assistant
Pat Keating .... assistant to producer
Shari Leibowitz .... production coordinator
Kool Marder .... location manager (as Kool Lusby)
Jeff Rafner .... production assistant
 

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96 min
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Trivia:
This film was shot in 17 days. It was originally supposed to be 18 days, but one day was lost because of a fire.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Otis P. Hazelrigg:Bubba didn't tell you that, Bubba didn't tell you anything. Bubba's dead.
Marylee Williams:I know.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Justice outside the law goes terribly wrong ............, 5 October 2010
Author: merklekranz from United States

"Dark Night of the Scarecrow" is an effective TV horror film. A Halloween viewing would be totally appropriate. Charles Durning plays a bigoted, evil character, who happens to be the local mailman. Obviously he loves his postal job, as he never seems to take off his uniform. Along with three local rednecks they set the story in motion by hunting and killing a mentally challenged man. After the lynch mob mentality has prevailed, they learn they have killed an innocent man, who happened to be hiding inside a scarecrow. The movie is extremely atmospheric, has good acting, and has become somewhat of a cult item. Recommended. - MERK

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