Film #178: DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
3 out of 5 stars
Decidedly bloodless, but effective Made For TV Movie from 1981 starring Charles Durning, Robert F Lyons, Claude Earl Jones, and Lane Smith. The film is basically a “revenge from beyond the grave” tale that shows what can be done when you don’t / can’t rely on grandiose FX tableaus. This new transfer from VCI looks great and is super crisp and clear. Look for Jocelyn Brando (Marlon Brando’s sister) as Bubba’s mother. Also keep an eye out for Alice Nunn (Large Marge in PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE) in the almost microscopic role of Mrs. Bunch. Again, don’t expect a big, bloody horror movie here, kids… I mean, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW is a pretty scary movie you can show to your kids or your mom… just be comforted by the fact that, while there’s not a lot of blood, the film is creepy.