Every once in a while, a piece of news comes along that even though it is not Children of the Corn related, we feel it holds enough content and interest to deserve special mention right here on the site. Case and point - the long-awaited, first-time official dvd release of J.D. Feigelson's 1981 television classic, "Dark Night of the Scarecrow".
Larry Drake (Dr. Giggles) portrays Bubba, a mentally challenged man who befriends a small girl as a playmate in the town in which they both live. One day, the townsfolk find the girl attacked and as she is unable to tell them what happened, they assume it was Bubba. Led by postman Otis (Charles Durning), four of the men form a group, hunting Bubba down where they find him hiding as a scarecrow in a nearby cornfield. They open fire, thinking they have achieved revenge on the little girl's attacker. By placing a pitchfork in Bubba's hands, they try and claim self-defense for what they feel was a justified act against him. Later, the girl awakens and reveals that the real attacker was a dog and that Bubba was protecting her. As the men are exonerated for the crime due to the lack of witnessess, it seems they have gotten away with murder. Or have they? One by one, the men are are hunted and killed leading right up to the gripping and shocking conclusion. Who is the killer? A ghost, a witness to the lynching or was it Bubba himself? Check out the VCI Entertainment dvd release this Fall to find out!