The Hollow Watcher

Written by Jay Simms
Directed by William Claxton
Starring Audrey Dalton, Sean McClory, Warren Oates, and Denver Pyle
Originally aired on February 12, 1962

After murdering her overbearing father-in-law, a woman suffers retribution at the hands of an unusual adjudicator: the town scarecrow.

Though his was a ubiquitous face on TV and in film for over forty years, Denver Pyle is probably best remembered by fans of vintage TV for his role as Briscoe Darling, patriarch of the backwoodsy Darling clan, in The Andy Griffith Show. Warren Oates should be a familiar face, too. Oates has appeared in many other classic genre shows, including The Outer Limits, Lost in Space, and The Twilight Zone. And hard-core genre fans might also recognize the name of Jay Simms, writer of campy horror flicks such as The Giant Gila Monster (1959) and The Killer Shrews (1959).

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