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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  24 December 1976 (USA)
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A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

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Set in the late 40's the residents of Texarkana, Texas are left terrorized by a mysterious hooded killer who is stalking victims during the evening and leaving the local police at a loss. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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Not Everyone Who Comes to This Lover's Lane Has the Same Thing on Their Mind. See more »


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24 December 1976 (USA)  »

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Some of the swamp scenes at the end of the film are actually recycled footage from The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972), Charles B. Pierce first feature film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie a graphic is put onto the screen to draw attention to the fictional date of the first attack. The graphic reads, "SUNDAY, MARCH 3". Later, as a lead-in to the second crime, the graphic, "SATURDAY, MARCH 24" appears on the screen. The narrator's voice adds, "Now, it is a rainy Saturday night, March 24, 1946, 21 days after the attack on lover's lane." 21 days from March 3 would indeed be March 24, but it also would be, and was, a Sunday, just as March 3 was. The second graphic and the narrator's script were incorrect. See more »

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Rainbow Johnson: That's him! That's him! Mister, you owe me a dollar for driving you today! And ten dollers for taking ya to Lefkin!
Eddie LeDoux: [to the cops] What's the matter with that donkey? He crazy? Get him outta here!
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16 August 2001 | by (Paris, Texas) – See all my reviews

Well I have to say that this movie is excellent. I was lucky to have my father be in this movie. I grew up in Atlanta,TX and moved from there in 1995. If you ever see the heavy set taxi driver, thats him, the officer at the police station dressed as a woman with the cigar, that was also him. My father did stunt driving and rebuilt the autos in the movie. You will be suprised what I can tell you that went on behind the scenes of the movie. Like when they tied Dawn Wells to the tree, well she was screaming not because of the phantom, but a snake that was on the ground in front of her. The snake came up during the shoot and they didn't tell Dawn about it, she just seen it. That is why her screams are realistic. One scene with the rain, look closey at the windshield wipers, if you notice its fast one minute, then slow, only because the motor went out and my father was on top of the car moving it by hand. Did you also know that most people that played in the movie did not know how to even drive or crank the vehicles? Back then there was push button starts, they kept breaking keys off in the ignition trying to crank it that way, but all the ignition does is unlock the collum. Needless to say they went trough alot of ignition switches. Boy what all I can say and not enough room to do it. I highy recommend this movie to anyone.


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