The Scarecrow

1981
108min
Feature
Synopsis: 

A murderer disguised as a magician seeks a teenage girl as his next victim. Can her brother save her?

One summer's morning, 14-year-old Ned Poindexter and his friend Les discover that their chickens have been stolen. At the same time, 250 miles away in the city, a teenage girl is found floating in a pond - her throat cut.

The two crimes, one so trivial and the other so diabolical, belong to the same story. In fact they're the opening frames of the film. A film in which an adolescent boy grapples with manhood, morality and the consequences of chicken stealing (both inflicted and perpetrated) while a murderer and sex maniac stalks his beautiful and beloved sister, the ripening Prudence.
 

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Thriller

Credits:

Directed by: 
Produced by: 
Executive produced by: 
Cast: 
Prudence Poindexter
Crew: 
Director of Photography
Editor
Festival/Awards: 
1982: Cannes Film Festival Directors' Fortnight, Mystfest (Best Artistic Contribution: Acting award, for the whole cast)
Technical information: 
Colour, 35mm