Review: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

Do not use violence against innocence! Karma’s a bitch…

dvd“DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW”
1981
Horror
USA

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F. Lyons, Claude Earl Jones
Distributor: VCI
Runtime: 96 mins
DVD REGION ALL

“Bubba didn’t do it!”

dark3

A mentally challenged guy gets wrongfully accused for murdering a little girl. The word travel fast in the little rural community, and a gang of bigots, lead by a vicious postmaster, goes after the poor guy. He’s hiding in a scarecrow, and the gang finds him and kill him in cold blood. The trial sets them free, but all four murderers gets haunted by the scarecrow and things take a nasty turn…

dark2

Read about this made-for-TV horror as it was highly recommended. And boy was I in for a treat. This is a revengful story, that remind me a little bit of a slasher. It’s a tight and well directed flick with a good script and a perfect casting, and it’s still scary as hell 33 years later. If you care about horror films, this is a must!

dark5

I’ll have to leave some credit for the release as well. It’s filled with interesting stuff like an entertaining documentary about the film, a cast reunion at a Q & A, trailers, commentaries and even subtitles.

dark1

bpoint-5-5