This is the third of several of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s contributions to The Camp & Cult Blogathon, an event being hosted at my BBFF Stacia’s blog She Blogged by Night from September 17-28. For a list of participants and the camp classics/cult films discussed, you’ll find the “usual suspects” here. (Note: This review will give away the ending of the film, and since you’re going to get a chance to win your own DVD copy if you haven’t seen it you might want to skip to the last paragraph for details on how to enter)
|Harless' death features a nice little touch of black humor. He hangs from the above light fixture for a few moments before plunging to his death in the woodchipper...|
|...which, thankfully, is never shown...but what results is cleverly suggested by a dollop of strawberry preserves being ladled on the breakfast plate of Otis Hazelrigg.|
Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981). I was completely unfamiliar with the film—the reason for this was that it was a TV-movie that had aired on CBS back in October of 1981, and my area of expertise was older movies (I would even ask people if perhaps they meant The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, the 1963 Disney film—also known as Dr. Syn—starring Patrick McGoohan). Because I had so many people ask about this cult horror film, I ended up doing a little research on it and found that while Dark Night had been released on Key Video in the mid-1980s it was since discontinued, or OOP. That sort of ended the chapter on that movie, particularly since my time at the store was relatively brief (I quit at the end of the year).