Night of the Scarecrow

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Night of the Scarecrow ★★½ 1995 (R)

Hundreds of years before a small town makes a pact with a warlock (Lazar) to ensure prosperity. After regretting the deal, the townspeople kill him and bury the body in a field where it's eventually uncovered. Now the warlock's ghost inhabits the frame of a scarecrow and is off on a murderous rampage. Formula horror with some decent production values. Based on a comic book. 90m/C VHS . Elizabeth Barondes, John Mese, Stephen (Steve) Root, Bruce Glover, Dirk Blocker, Howard Swain, Gary Lockwood, John Lazar, John Hawkes, Martine Beswick; D: Jeff Burr; W: Reed Steiner, Dan Mazur; C: Thomas Callaway; M: Jim Manzie.