Scarecrow, The - 1982
UPC # 8432593001591; 9418212008300
Cast: John Carradine, Tracy Mann, Daniel McLaren, Johnathan Smith, Bruce Allpress, Phillip Holder, Stephen Taylor, Des Kelly.
Crew: Screenplay: Michael Heath and Sam Pillsbury (based upon the Ronald Hugh Morrieson novel); Photography: James Bartle; Editor: Ian John; Original Music: Andrew Hagen, Morton Wilson; Producer: Rob Whitehouse; Director: Sam Pillsbury.
Adolescents growing up in a small North Island town ( Thames), in the 1950s, find strange things starting to occur around them: the murder of an usherette is followed by the arrival of a well-spoken, but gawky stranger (Carradine) who presents himself as a magician. As Sam Pillsbury, the director put it, "an hallucinatory mixture of Gothic melodrama, adventure story, psychological thriller, small town farce and pantomime." It was the first NZ feature selected for the Director's Fortnight at Cannes.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: B-
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