Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

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In a small Southern town, a wrongfully-killed man exacts revenge on those who murdered him from beyond the grave.


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  • Lane Smith in Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
  • Tonya Crowe and Larry Drake in Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
  • Lane Smith in Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
  • Alice Nunn in Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
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7 October 1999 | Mister-6
10
| Very effective....
It's probably for the best that this was originally made for TV. That way, "Dark Night of the Scarecrow" doesn't have to rely on blood, disembowelings and gratuitous special FX for its shock value.

All you old-school horror fans check this out: here's a relatively recent movie that earns every shock and scare it gets with its eerie atmosphere, earnest performances and an especially villainous turn by Durning as tyrannical postman.

Everything is sweaty, nail-biting and almost unbearably tense from first frame to last. If you can bear the fright, watch very carefully at the end. I won't tell what happened, but it's intriguing how they combined such emotions as shock, fear and love in only two shots. Just watch it and see what I mean.

Ten stars. No wonder Larry Drake gets these kind of parts.

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