30 years later, Dark Night of the Scarecrow continues to cast its shadow -- this time over Horror Hound Weekend in Columbus, OH where the film's writer and creator -- J.D. Feigelson -- was on hand to promote the film's recent release on Blu-ray by VCI Entertainment. Although Dark Night of the Scarecrow is by no means a zombie film, I couldn't pass up the chance to meet the man credited with creating the killer scarecrow genre.
|Me, J.D., and the Scarecrow make Three!|
"I think it's got a soul to it that most horror movies don't have in that the theme of the movie is innocent love triumphing over evil" Fiegelson notes. "It's about a quest for justice, and most the horror movies today don't have a theme."
Speaking of theme, there's certainly a clear theme in VCI's production of the 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray for Dark Night of the Scarecrow, and that theme is adoration. VCI has put a lot of love and care into restoring Dark Night of the Scarecrow for Blu-ray. They've even packed the disc with special features including a commentary, half-hour making-of documentary, cast Q & A, and original CBS Saturday Night Movies TV promos.
It's a great package for a great horror morality tale that deserves a place in your horror collection.