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“DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW” celebrates its (exact) 40th anniversary this Sunday on Midnight Pulp!

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The TV movie that terrified a generation is coming back.

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW, directed by author/filmmaker Frank De Felitta (AUDREY ROSE, THE ENTITY), first aired on CBS on October 24, 1981, and it will be airing on Midnight Pulp’s linear channel this Sunday, October 24 at both 9 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. PT. Written by J.D. Feigelson and starring Charles Durning, Larry Drake (DARKMAN), Tonya Crowe, Jocelyn Brando and Lane Smith, the movie is set in a small Southern town where a mentally challenged man, Bubba (Drake), is falsely accused of attacking a young girl and killed by a mob. Soon, a scarecrow appears to take revenge on those responsible for Bubba’s death. The free linear Midnight Pulp channel is available on Samsung TV Plus (Channel 1445), The Roku Channel, Plex, Stirr (Channel 226) and on the Midnight Pulp app, which can be downloaded here. You can also check out the channel’s official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.