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Directed by:  Frank De Felitta

DVD Information

VCI Entertainment
Back of Box:
When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town.  Officious postmaster Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of bigots in pursuit of the suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake).  Finding him hiding inside a scarecrow, they exact brutal mob "justice"...only to discover a tragic mistake!  Now a strange apparition stalks the land seeking each of them out, as the legend of the Scarecrow begins.
Special Features:
  • Director & Writer Commentary
  • CBS Network World Premiere Promo
  • English & Spanish Subtitles

Rated:  Not Rated

Run Time:  96 Minutes
Cast List
Charles Durning...Otis P. Hazelrigg
Robert F. Lyons...Skeeter Norris
Claude Earl Jones...Philby
Lane Smith...Harless Hocker
Tonya Crowe...Marylee Williams
Larry Drake...Bubba Ritter
Jocelyn Brando...Mrs. Ritter
Tom Taylor...D.A. Sam Willock
Richard McKenzie...Judge Henry
Ivy Jones...Mrs. Williams
Jim Tartan...Mr. Williams
Ed Call...Defense Attorney
Alice Nunn...Mrs. Bunch
John Steadman...Mr. Loomis
David Adams...Deputy
Ivy Bethune...Mrs. Hocker
Dennis Robertson...Ray
Jetta Scelza...Mrs. Whimberly
Modi Frank...Waitress
J.D. Feigelson...Ludie - CB Radio (Uncredited)
Robert J. Koster...The Scarecrow (Uncredited)
  • Filming Location(s)Piru, California. 



Personal History

  • I purchased my copy on eBay for about $12.00, brand new.
  • I love "Scarecrow Slashers" and I give this film props for starting it all, but with everything it has to offer it still ranks second, next to its 90's opus counterpart, Night of the Scarecrow, on my "Favorites" list.

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