Release date1982 (1982) Based onThe Scarecrow
by Ronald Hugh Morrieson WriterMichael Heath, Ronald Hugh Morrieson (novel), Sam Pillsbury Initial releaseJune 24, 1983 (Los Angeles) Music directorAndrew Hagen, Morton Wilson ScreenplaySam Pillsbury, Michael Heath CastJohn Carradine (Hubert Salter), Tracy Mann (Prudence Poindexter), Jono Smith (Ned Poindexter), Bruce Allpress (Uncle Athol), Martyn Sanderson (Ned) Similar moviesSleeping Dogs (1977)
Schatten des schreckens 1982 the scarecrow trailer
The Scarecrow is a 1982 New Zealand film, also known as Klynham Summer in America. It was directed by Sam Pillsbury based on the 1963 horror novel by New Zealand author Ronald Hugh Morrieson.
One night a girl is slain in the woods of a small town, two teenagers, Sam and Les, inadvertently cross the killer's path while robbing the hens of Victor the school bully. According to Sam Edwards the film is not as bleak as the novel. Small-town New Zealand in the 1950s is puritanical on the surface but depraved to its depths.