A short animation that evokes the 19th century penny dreadfuls to tell a Hammer - style romp about a ghostly Highwayman wreaking revenge on those who conspired to put him and his sweetheart in their graves.
1742 - and the daring robberies of Joshua Rookwood are the talk of all of England. No-one it seems is safe on the Kings highways from the notorious highwayman and his fearful alter-ego 'The Scayrecrow'. Though his name is whispered in the same breath as Turpin, Rookwood's motives are not mere brutality and greed. Every full moon, after robbing the gentry of their riches, Rookwood steals away to deliver the choicest of the booty to his love, the serving girl Eleanor Tawney. As the reward for his capture grows ever large, these moonlit rendezvous attract unwanted attention...and slowly and surely plans are drawn against them. Written by
In the final 'epilogue' sequence where the Scayrecrow visits the ghost of Eleanor, when she opens the tavern window, the skull used in the subsequent animation 'The Screaming skull' is seen screen left. See more »