Originally airing in 1981, Frank De Felitta’s Dark Night of the Scarecrow is considered one of the better made-for-TV horror movies, and now Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2 is on the way.
Interesting to note, Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2 was directed by J.D. Feigelson, the writer of the original movie. Feigelson also wrote the Wes Craven TV movie Chiller (1985).
In Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2, “Corn rustling, cicadas screaming, a crow watching as a farmer hears strange noises in his barn. He enters and looks around. Nothing. Suddenly a long, sharp scythe whisks through the air catching him between the eyes. Into this environment, Chris Rhymer (Amber Wedding) and her young son Jeremy (Aiden Shurr) have recently moved. It’s a small country town in Stubblefield County. To locals she is a mystery. “Why”, they asked themselves would she move to this backwater?
“Chris finds work in a country store and Jeremy is watched after school by an older woman, Aunt Hildie (Carol Dines). Hildie and Jeremy form a close relationship at the expense of Chris. One day, while looking for Jeremy, Chris comes upon an old, weather-beaten Scarecrow. Seeing how sad it looks, she puts a flower into its lapel to brighten it up, and thinking it only an inert effigy, she whispers her troubled past life into its seemingly unhearing ear. That night a dark figure enters her room as Chris sleeps and returns the flower. Unrealized by Chris, Jeremy has fallen under the influence of Aunt Hildie. We see that she is manipulating the Scarecrow through Jeremy. With his spirit, mentally challenged in life, the scarecrow only responds to children like Jeremy.
“Then the terror begins. As locals and Chris’s past come to destroy her, they are met with horror and grisly death from . . . the Scarecrow.”
Watch the Dark Night of the Scarecrow 2 trailer below and grab it on Blu-ray May 10th!