History Film / DarkNightOfTheScarecrow

22nd Oct '17 2:26:45 PM nombretomado
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Directed by veteran novelist Frank De Felitta from a script by J. D. Feigelson, ''Dark Night of the Scarecrow'' is a suspense/horror 1981 made-for-television film airing on {{CBS}}. According to Editor Aaron Crowell Managing of [=HorrorHound=] Magazine, the movie was the first feature length horror film with a scarecrow as its centerpiece, with many having copied this image in the superseding years, giving Feigelson credit as the entire “killer scarecrow” genre.

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Directed by veteran novelist Frank De Felitta from a script by J. D. Feigelson, ''Dark Night of the Scarecrow'' is a suspense/horror 1981 made-for-television film airing on {{CBS}}.Creator/{{CBS}}. According to Editor Aaron Crowell Managing of [=HorrorHound=] Magazine, the movie was the first feature length horror film with a scarecrow as its centerpiece, with many having copied this image in the superseding years, giving Feigelson credit as the entire “killer scarecrow” genre.
21st Oct '17 3:24:44 PM valhallaerikson
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Since there was no clear explanation as to how [[spoiler: Bubba came back from the dead]] it is entirely possible that it was somebody else posing as The Scarecrow as a means to bring justice for the crimes Otis and his gang committed.
22nd Jun '16 9:59:22 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: All four members of Otis' posse, but Otis himself is the worst of the lot for not only never showing remorse, but also willingly committing even more crimes to cover up what he did.

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* AssholeVictim: All four members of Otis' posse, but Otis himself is the worst of the lot for not only [[TheSociopath never showing remorse, remorse]], but also willingly committing even more crimes to cover up what he did.




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* VillainProtagonist: Otis Hazelrigg, due to his actor Charles Durning getting top billing.
1st Jul '15 4:55:30 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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%%* AssholeVictim
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Marylee. Though this is subverted in the beginning when she sneaks into a neighbor's yard against Bubba's pleas because she wanted to look at the fancy fountain inside, only to be attacked by a vicious dog. [[spoiler: Also subverted in one interpretation of the ending's meaning which is that she went crazy and was behind the killings of the posse, and the scarecrow moving at the end was all in her head.]]

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%%* AssholeVictim
* AssholeVictim: All four members of Otis' posse, but Otis himself is the worst of the lot for not only never showing remorse, but also willingly committing even more crimes to cover up what he did.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Marylee. Though this is subverted in the beginning when she sneaks into a neighbor's yard against Bubba's pleas because she wanted to look at the fancy fountain inside, only to be attacked by a vicious dog. [[spoiler: Also subverted in one interpretation of the ending's meaning which is that she went crazy and was behind the killings of the posse, and the scarecrow moving at the end was all in her head.]]



%%* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]]



* KillingInSelfDefense: After the posse learns that they shot Bubba for a crime that he didn't commit, Hazelrigg puts a pitchfork in his hand to make it seem that they shot him in self-defence. The criminal court buys it.

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* KillingInSelfDefense: After the posse learns that they shot Bubba for a crime that he didn't commit, Hazelrigg puts a pitchfork in his hand to make it seem that they shot him in self-defence. self-defense. The criminal court somehow buys it.it, despite poor Bubba being tied to a post when they pumped him full of lead.



%%* {{Manchild}}: Bubba.
* MamaBear: Mrs. Ritter is a loving, protective mother of Bubba, and lots more badass than his tormentors..

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%%* * {{Manchild}}: Bubba.
Bubba's mama describes him as being mentally the same age as the children he plays with.
* MamaBear: Mrs. Ritter is a loving, protective mother of Bubba, and lots more badass than his tormentors..tormentors.



* RealAfterAll: The film leaves it somewhat ambiguous as to whether or not Bubba's ghost is taking revenge on Otis and his gang up until the very end. Turns out this time, Bubba ''did'' do it. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you think Marylee was crazy and killed them and Bubba moving at the end was in her head.]]

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* RealAfterAll: The film leaves it somewhat ambiguous as to whether or not Bubba's ghost is taking revenge on Otis and his gang up until the very end. Turns out this time, Bubba ''did'' do it. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you think Marylee was crazy and killed them and Bubba moving at the end was in her head.]]
28th May '15 9:49:58 AM erforce
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* KillingInSelfDefense: After the posse learns that they shot Bubba for a crime that he didn't commit, Hazelrigg puts a pitchfork in his hand to make it seem that they shot him in self-defence. The criminal court buys it.
28th May '15 9:40:27 AM erforce
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%%* AssholeVictims

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* AccidentalMurder: Hazelrigg accidentally causes a heart attack on Bubba's mother when he sneaks up on her in her home. He covers his tracks by blowing up her home.
%%* AssholeVictimsAssholeVictim



* ScaryScarecrows: A scarecrow is always placed on the fields of the next victim.

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* ScaryScarecrows: A scarecrow is always placed on the fields of the next victim. After [[PortentOfDoom they see it]], they end up dead.
29th Nov '14 11:34:10 PM erforce
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* AssholeVictims

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* %%* AssholeVictims



* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]]

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* %%* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]]



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The film takes place around [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]].



* LaserGuidedKarma
* {{Manchild}}: Bubba.
* MamaBear: Mrs. Ritter.

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* %%* LaserGuidedKarma
* %%* {{Manchild}}: Bubba.
* MamaBear: Mrs. Ritter.Ritter is a loving, protective mother of Bubba, and lots more badass than his tormentors..



* OnlySaneMan: The district attorney.

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: The district attorney.


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20th Oct '14 12:44:50 PM CthulhuVSGodzilla
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* RealAfterAll: The film leaves it somewhat ambiguous as to whether or not Bubba's ghost is taking revenge on Otis and his gang up until the very end. Turns out this time, Bubba ''did'' do it. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you think Marylee was crazy and killed them and Bubba moving at the end was in her head.]

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* RealAfterAll: The film leaves it somewhat ambiguous as to whether or not Bubba's ghost is taking revenge on Otis and his gang up until the very end. Turns out this time, Bubba ''did'' do it. [[spoiler: Unless, of course, you think Marylee was crazy and killed them and Bubba moving at the end was in her head.]]]
19th Oct '14 1:06:41 PM CthulhuVSGodzilla
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* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]

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* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]]]
19th Oct '14 1:06:41 PM CthulhuVSGodzilla
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* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]

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* [[spoiler: GhostStory]]: [[spoiler: Maybe.]]]
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