Honestly, this 1971 movie feels like the result of if the Hallmark Channel did a horror movie. Mystery Science Theatre 3000 riffed this movie, and with good reason. It’s early 70’s and while I could say it didn’t age well, I suspect it started out badly back then.
The movie opens with crickets, much like the audience will be soon, that and snoring. We have a farmer moving a stray cow into a barn, having a one-sided monologue with Ol’ Bossy. He starts to look for his missing pitchfork, which is found when some unknown lodges it repeatedly in his torso. A lantern gets knocked over, fire erupts, and a creepy doll is snagged.