Today is a particularly fun post for me, as I get to comply with two different memes at once. In additon to participating in the Countdown, I'm also a part of Tuesday's Forgotten/Overlooked, in which many blogs write about a lost/forgotten/ignored/obscure movie, TV show, or music recording of the past and bring it to light. My selection for this week fits both Tuesday's Forgotten and the Countdown perfectly!
Dark Night of the Scarecrow was a TV-movie that aired on CBS on October 24, 1981. Charles Durning stars as a mailman for a small rural town who looks disdainfully at the relationship between Bubba, a mentally challenged man, and a young girl named Marylee. When Marylee appears brutally attacked, he and other townsfolk believe Bubba has raped and tried to kill her. In fact, she was attacked by a pack of dogs from which Bubba saved her.
Bubba tells this to his mother, who has him disguise himself as a scarecrow to hide from the angry mob. His ruse is discovered, and the mob shoots him to death while he hangs in the field in his disguise, where he's left for dead.
It's then that the deceased Bubba exacts his revenge...
To see how he does this, check out the film on You Tube here:
The movie is readily available on DVD and will be available on Blu-Ray next Tuesday, October 11th.
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