“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”

Source: Dollar Bin Horror

Day 23 – Your favorite made for TV horror film
Film: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) – dir. Frank De Felitta

Today saw a last-minute change due to a recent viewing.  Until a few days ago, I’d never even seen this film, but seeing as I can barely remember the entirety of the film that almost took today (Stephen King’s It), Dark Night of the Scarecrow could have been a mediocre film and still won the slot.  Fortunately for me, Scarecrow is better than mediocre, filled with a solid story, good acting, and some inventive “tv-safe” deaths.

Dark Night of the Scarecrow is a murder-and-revenge story that sees four men killing a local handicapped boy falsely accused of murder.  The young girl in the film does an excellent job, as do the four male leads.  There is no one who doesn’t do a nice job, in fact.  This film has only recently been released on DVD (which is how I got to see it), and anyone who enjoys this era of made for TV horror should give Dark Night of the Scarecrow a rental.