Dark Night Of The Scarecrow (1981)
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A retarded man is unjustly accused of attacking a young girl. Disguised as a scarecrow, he hides in a cornfield, only to be hunted down and shot. Later, after it is revealed he saved the girl from a vicious dog attack, members of the search posse are killed by a mysterious scarecrow.
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Title: Dark Night Of The Scarecrow
Release Date: October 24, 1981
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery
IMDB Rating: 6.9
Buried.com Rating: 7.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Frank De Felitta
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
John Steadman ...Mr. Loomis
Dave Adams ...Deputy
Ivy Bethune ...Mrs. Hocker
Dennis Robertson ...Ray
Jetta Scelza ...Mrs. Whimberly
Modi Frank ...Waitress
J.D. Feigelson ...Ludie - CB radio
Robert J. Koster ...The Scarecrow
Alice Nunn ...Mrs. Bunch
More Movie Taglines:
- Bubba Ritter: [about Marylee being attacked] Bubba didn't do it.
Otis P. Hazelrigg: Bubba didn't tell you that, Bubba didn't tell you anything. Bubba's dead. Marylee Williams: I know.
- Strother Martin was originally scheduled to play the part of Otis Hazelrig, but passed away before the film could be made. However, a few lines of script suggested by Martin remained in the final film, but spoken by Charles Durning, who eventually played the part.
This film was shot in 17 days. It was originally supposed to be 18 days, but one day was lost because of a fire.
All the nocturnal scenes were shot night for night.
Charles Durning did all his own stunts when he's running away from the tractor.
Screenwriter J.D. Feigelson saw the name Otis P. Hazelrigg on a sign and liked it so much that he used it for the main character.
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