One of the most pleas­ant sur­pris­es to come down the DVD-release pike in recent mem­o­ry was VCI’s impres­sive disc of Dark Night Of The Scarecrow.  If you liked that set as much as Schlockmania did, you’ll be hap­py to know its about to get a blu-ray upgrade from VCI.  Better yet, it will fea­ture a new ret­ro­spec­tive doc­u­men­tary direct­ed by Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.  It will be released on October 11th, right on time for Halloween.  Read on for all the straw­man-slash­er details…

New Featurette Details:

BUBBA DIDN’T DO IT: 30 YEARS OF THE SCARECROW”

An all-new doc­u­men­tary explor­ing the mak­ing of the cult tele­vi­sion clas­sic, DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW. Featuring inter­views with direc­tor FRANK DE FELITTA, screen­writer J. D. FEIGELSON, actor LARRY DRAKE, actress TONYA CROWE, actor ROBERT LYONS, unit pro­duc­tion man­ager BOB KOSTER, loca­tion man­ager KOOL MARDER, director/fan STUART GORDON, Horrorhound co-founder AARON CROWELL, and more! Produced and direct­ed by DANIEL GRIFFITH. A BALLYHOO MOTION PICTURES pro­duc­tion.

COMING OCTOBER 11, 2011!

Blu-Ray Details:

When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found vicious­ly mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. Officious post­mas­ter Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of big­ots in pur­suit of the sus­pect: her men­tal­ly chal­lenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake). Finding him hid­ing inside a scare­crow, they exact bru­tal mob “justice”…only to dis­cov­er a trag­ic mis­take! Now a strange appari­tion stalks the land seek­ing each of them out, as the leg­end of the Scarecrow begins.

Starring: Charles Durning, Tonya Crowe, Larry Drake, Lane Smith
Directed by: Frank De Felitta
Produced by: Bobbi Frank
Executive Producer: Joe Wizan
Short Actors: Charles Durning, Tonya Crowe
Written By: J. D. Feigelson

Bonus Features: Director & Writer Commentary, Daniel Griffith Documentary, Q&A with Larry Drake, Tonya Crowe & J. D. Feigelson, CBS Network World Première Promo, Rebroadcast Promo, Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery.
Runtime: 96 min­utes
Year: 1981
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
MPAA Rating: NR
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Region Code: All Region
Release Date: 10/11/11
Format: Blu-Ray
UPC: 089859900723
ISBN: 1–55739-773–2