The Creepy Kentuckian from Deadpit today sent over word that the cult classic Dark Night of the Scarecrow is finally getting released not only on DVD, but also on Blu-ray!
Bout goddamn time. My VHS copy is just about worn down to nothing.
The Deadpit boys caught up with director J.D. Feigelson last weekend at the Fright Night Film Fest and was told that he’s working with Image Entertainment for the special edition release, which will hit next year.
For those who have yet to see the film, it’s a classic revenge tale about a retarded man named Bubba (Darkman‘s Larry Drake) who’s unjustly accused of attacking a young girl that he’s befriended. The local hicks form up a lynch mob and they chase Bubba back to his home, where he tries to hide from them by dressing up as a scarecrow in his mother’s field. They aren’t so easily fooled and unload a barrage of bullets into him, brutally killing him. They stick a pitchfork in his hands and say that it was done in self defense, and get off scot-free.
But of course in true horror fashion all’s not over just yet.
The funny thing is that the movie was actually made for TV. Despite a lack of gore it managed to positively drip with atmosphere, combining effective scares with some fantastic performances to make one of the most underrated horror films of the 80s.
It’ll be exciting to finally have a good copy of the film. As soon as we hear more about this release, we’ll let you know. Make sure to go check out those good folks at Deadpit- they’ve got an interview with John Amplas (star of Martin) coming up next week!
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