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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high ... See full summary »


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65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for brutal violence, grisly images, strong sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

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17 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The character Lone Wolf Morales is a composite name between the former real life Texas Ranger Captain "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas and the original movie's fictional version, J.D. Morales. See more »


The news report of Kendra and her marine boyfriend, Corporal Daniel Torrens, has Kendra's last name as Collins, but the online article Jamie reads has Kendra's last name as Thompson. See more »


Jami: People are saying the Phantom is back; that after 60-some years he's come back and we need to be ready. The Phantom is our dirty secret. Everyone knows some piece of the story but the whole truth has been all but buried. Most of the people alive back then are no longer with us, or they just don't want to remember. But everything comes back, the past is alive, all around us.
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Referenced in Killer Legends (2014) See more »

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I must agree with what many others say here: Lame, boring, very poorly acted, and Predictable...
22 July 2015 | by (Sunny Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

I was honestly going into this movie rather hopeful because I liked the premise and thought that it was a creative idea.

But... as you can probably tell by my Summary, I REALLY did not like it very much. Mainly, I find that what really kills it for me personally with these Horror films is the poor acting. Now, I realize that in many cases like with your Classic Slasher films and your more campy ones, you EXPECT the characters to be kind of corny caricatures and such; that usually adds to the fun. BUT... when the 'effort', such as it is, is clearly being made to be serious and straight-forward, AND the acting is superficial and completely abysmal, it genuinely puts me right off the film (if you want, please check out my comments about the recent, AWFUL 'HONEYMOON' along these lines...)

I really tried with this one, I truly did. But, almost from the start with the actresses phony tiny, little-girl voice, and the painfully OBVIOUS and PREDICTABLE scene at the funeral (GEEZ, never saw THAT coming *sarcastic*) and then the artificially soft, clichéd voice of the supposed 'Therapist', and even to my dismay, the absolutely TERRIBLE line readings from the well known Angela Cartwright... well, by then, I really had quite had it with this poorly done, horribly acted movie. Not to mention the pointless and tedious 'Sex' scenes that served no cinematic or filmic purpose whatsoever, unless HIGHLY amplified sucking and kissing sounds really get you off... And it was really sad too, because I was looking forward to seeing Ed Lauter's and Edward Herrmann's last performances.

I don't know... Maybe I should have given it more of a chance. If the acting hadn't been so painfully cringe-worthy, I probably would have. Some people here clearly seemed to like the film like Scarecrow88, who's reviews are usually quite helpful. Maybe I am missing something... Perhaps if you are not as fussy about the acting aspect of films like I am, you might be able to go with the story, but I personally truly found it to be very trite, boring, and completely uninvolving in ANY way whatsoever...

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