Wednesday, October 02, 2013

TODAY'S BOO TUBE: SCARECROW

WHAT COULD BE MORE HALLOWEENIE THAN A SCARECROW? 

A scarecrow wandering around murdering people, that's what.  And this is what we get in today's Halloweenie episode of SUPERNATURAL:  SCARECROW.  Our favourite monster hunters Dean and Sam Winchester stumble across a picturesque little town which seems to be adjacent to a road where strangers disappear every year.  Alongside the road is an apple orchard with a really creepy scarecrow in it.  The town itself is famous for its harvest and its yummy apple pies.  Unfortunately, a young couple who had car trouble have disappeared right after leaving town.  Is there something the townspeople aren't saying?  And does that scarecrow get down off his stake and perambulate?  Well, obviously from the picture above I'd say that's a big 10-4, good buddy.  And it's left to our pal Dean (with precious little help from Sam, I might add) to sort it all out. 

This episode makes particularly good October viewing due to the incredibly sinister and spooky orchard with it's baskets of picked apples and nearly bare tree branches.  You can almost feel the autumnal chill in the air as you watch.  The ground is carpeted with fallen autumn leaves and a persistent ground fog adds to the atmosphere.  Then there's that terrific scarecrow monster makeup which is genuinely scary.  All this and a 1967 Impala which I swear I'm gonna marry someday!

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