Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)

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I first came across Dark Night of the Scarecrow on TBS while channel surfing sometime in the early 90’s.  I saw it was a horror movie with Larry Drake, whom I loved in Darkman and Dr. Giggles (but mainstream audiences knew from L.A. Law) and I knew I had to watch it.  The opening of the film and the music set a sinister tone which culminated with a dog attacking a young girl.  I was uncharacteristically disturbed and had to change the channel.  The memory stuck with me and I always planned to catch up with this film.  Flash forward a quarter-century to yesterday afternoon, and I finally watched the entire thing and it has instantly become one of my favorite films. Continue reading

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