Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
Director: Frank De Felitta
Main Stars: Charles Durning, Robert F.Lyons, Chaude Earl Jones, Larry Drake, Tonya Crowe, Jocelyn Brando
Storyline: A wrongful accused man comes back to payback the people that killed him
Review (Spoils): A mentally handicapped man named Bubba (Larry Drake) is best friends with a young girl named Marylee (Tonya Crowe). This makes the small town feel uncomfortable. The man is accused of attacking a young girl. The small town brings out a posse to hunt down the confused man who goes in hiding in a field. He pretends to be a scarecrow to hide from mob but they find him and shot him. In truth Bubba was rescuing her from a dog attack and the mob cover up his murder by placing a pitch fork in his hands to and make it look like it was in self defence. The haunting of Bubba as a scarecrow begins as he avenges his death.
Big Bubba comes back and we get some pitchfork action, the chipper, some explosions, a grain burring, some shovels and of course sweet revenge.
Rating: I’m normally not a made for TV fan but this film is eerie and very dark. I love the storyline and the connection between Bubba and the little girl. This is a great Halloween type film and it does not need gore to make it work. I was surprised by this film and I do recommend this to horror fans as nothing is creep like a connection between a scarecrow and a little girl.