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Dark Night of the Scarecrow1981

  • 3.7
When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. Officious postmaster Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of bigots in pursuit of the suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake). Finding him hiding inside a scarecrow, they exact brutal mob "justice" only to discover a tragic mistake! Now a strange apparition stalks the land seeking each of them out as the legend of the Scarecrow begins.

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Please bring back more Made For TV movies from the 70s and early 80s. Obviously we love them...

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one of the best movies

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One of the older 70's early 80's horror films. Definitely a classic in the genre. Reminds me of Of mice and men in certain ways. The story line has been retold by many other films along the way. I'm sure most have seen this in the early days. A fun film worth a watch if you haven't seen it yet.

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A great horror classic. A great revisit to a movie from my childhood! Loved it.

For a movie made TV, Dark Knight of the Scarecrow is a lot of fun. It also has some strangely taboo and mature subject matter for a subplot for an early 80's primetime movie.

It's a very good popcorn light horror movie.

Genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed it

The quintessential Scarecrow film.

A much used story line but the acting in this film made it stand above the rest !

Great small town roughneck cast...

It was an awesome scary, but a supernatural sweet revenge plot. This is a 5 star movie hit.

i love movie's like this hooror

Remember this movie from when I was a child. It was SO scary back then. Now, it's a good movie that brings back a great memory of my Mom and I sitting in front of the TV with a bowl of popcorn. I love you Mom & I miss you so much.

ineresting film.

Back in the early/mid 90s I used to work in the assisted living home that Larry Drake's mother Lorraine lived at in Tulsa OK (it was called Skyline Terrace then). She was a character!!! But this is supposed to be about the movie. I remember watching this a kid with a girlfriend more than once. "Bubba didn't do it!"

Pretty good movie.It brings back memories of early 1980s movies which many were slasher-killer types.

A movie much scarier than its television origins would suggest. Worth watching...but I wouldn't watch it alone, late at night.