Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dark Night of the Scarecrow Reunion

Well I made the trip to Fright Night Film Fest this past weekend in Louisville, KY.  A long drive but so worth it. I attended this convention solely because of the 30th anniversary of Dark Night of the Scarecrow film. It was the first reunion ever featuring: JD Feigelson (writer of the film), Larry Drake (as Bubba Ritter) and Tonya Crowe (as Marylee Williams).

JD was so gracious, he personally introduced me to Tonya Crowe and Larry Drake. This was Tonya's first convention ever! And Larry Drake, can you say Darkman and Dr. Giggles? Tonya and Larry are such genuine people. It was fun to hear their experiences with making the movie.You could tell they were glad to be there and meet the fans. Chris Rowe was there from VCI Entertainment promoting the movie, another super nice guy. We all talked about the movie for a while and I made sure to get all their autographs (watch for a separate post on this) before I donned the Bubba costume. I made some improvements to the costume itself to be more screen accurate (also separate post to come). All in all the costume was well received and it was amazing to see so many fellow fans that appreciate this movie as I do. I had a great time posing for pictures with everyone. During the Q&A panel, JD even asked me to stand near the stage in costume. What an honor. Afterward he invited me to dinner with the cast. How could I say no to that?
What a lasting experience I will never forget. Needless to say, I had THE  BEST time. I sure hope Larry and Tonya decide to do more conventions.
On with the pics...
Bubba making his debut

Larry Drake, Tonya Crowe and me
The Scarecrow, Tonya and JD Feigelson
The two Bubba's
Tonya, Larry, the Scarecrow and Chris Rowe
Re-enacting last scene in the movie
Yours truly in the flesh with the beautiful Tonya Crowe
The cast and me


  1. Sweet! That is very cool. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!!


  2. GREAT pictures and your costume really brought everything together! It was so great to meet the cast and JD is always a pleasure!

  3. Thanks so much for your comments :)

  4. Is that soundtrack a CDR or a pressed CD? I thought it was only available as a digital download.

  5. I believe it is a CDR soundtrack. There were a limited number of them made for the Fright Night Film Fest. I haven't been able to find it anywhere else other than as a digital download.

  6. Yeah, I figured as much. Thanks.:)