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The Scarecrow

1h 48m Thriller 1981

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.

Director

Sam Pillsbury

Writer

Michael Heath

Writer

Sam Pillsbury

Director of Photography

James Bartle

Editor

Ian John

Language

English

Country

New Zealand

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