Dark Night of the Scarecrow (DNOTS) was a made for TV slasher flick in the early 1980's. Yes, that's what I said. The plot is strictly by the book. There are no surprises here. A "slow boy" named Bubba is murdered by a group of vigilantes who kill him for something his is not guilty of doing. Then he exacts his revenge from beyond the grave.
DNOTS is greatly aided by the acting talents of veteran character actors Charles Durning and Larry Drake. It would have been in serious trouble without them. I just couldn't get too jazzed about this one. It is nearly bloodless and the suspense level fof the film is a slow burn at best. It's not a bad film. It is well made and well acted. It's just not that exciting. I'm not sure why it got a 6.8 out of 20 on IMDB. All I can say about it is ho-hum.
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.