Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Countdown: Day 24 - Dark Night of the Scarecrow


Halloween doth approachith... or something like that. As the holiday heads to ground zero, the movies get scarier... Although it's doubtful that anything will be able to top this genuinely terrifying horror film about the vengeance of an idiot-manchild-done-wrong! I know, I'm not really selling it with my pithy synopsis. But seriously, if you haven't seen this super scary TVM, which premiered on this day in 1981 on CBS, then you need to see it now. And as luck would have it, Dark Night of the Scarecrow just got released on DVD! I picked it up, but have only been able to watch bits, and I can tell you the transfer is fantastic and it also features a commentary by the writer and director! Wow, I should drop out of school, cuz it's obvious time is not on my side! Anyway, please support your TVMs!

3 comments:

Wings said...

My wife and I watched it and loved it! I did a review at my site, too!

Jeff Allard said...

I haven't had a chance to pick up the DVD yet but I'm excited to hear the transfer is excellent. I'm so glad this classic is finally getting the treatment it deserves!

Amanda By Night said...

Hey Wings, very good post. I agree, they really do concentrate on the characters and it works. Very atmospheric and creepy movie. Obviously, a favorite.

Jeff, go get the DVD NOW! I can't wait to really sit down and re-watch it. It gets better with each viewing!

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