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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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The long gone serial killer seemingly returned again.

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Earl E. Smith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Addison Timlin ... Jami
Veronica Cartwright ... Lillian
Anthony Anderson ... Lone Wolf Morales
Travis Tope ... Nick
Joshua Leonard ... Deputy Foster
Andy Abele ... Sackhead
Gary Cole ... Chief Deputy Tillman
Edward Herrmann ... Reverend Cartwright
Ed Lauter ... Sheriff Underwood
Arabella Field ... Dr. Kelly
Denis O'Hare ... Charles B. Pierce, Jr.
Spencer Treat Clark ... Corey
Wes Chatham ... Danny
Morganna Bridgers ... Kendra
Jaren Mitchell ... Johnny
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Thomas Mann was considered for a role in this film, Eventually he went on to be cast in director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film Me Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) See more »

Goofs

There is no Hwy 6 near Texarkana, and the Perot Theater doesn't look like that on the inside. It is much bigger and more luxurious. See more »

Quotes

Corey: [on why he's helping the new phantom killer] I'm doing something that's gonna be remembered
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Connections

References Boxcar Bertha (1972) See more »

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Not too shaby!
20 October 2014 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

Well they sure managed to keep that old image from back then, thus giving this movie a more realistic look, helping the viewer connect easily with the story. I for one got to say that I enjoyed it!

Am surprised to see a hand bunch of good actors gathered here, just check out the list, you'll see what I'm talking about, so you can expect good acting. They kept a very realistic portrait of the town, the people, the church, pretty much everything looks old, older than everything else because it is a tired town, one that has been through a lot of terror already and it barely healed properly. The story moves slow, but the killings go on and on, no gore, a little nudity, still powerful images come with every kill. Those looked indeed like authentic psychopath murders with psychopath reason behind them.

I think I said enough, I don't wanna tip you off on anything so I'll just recommend you to try it. It's a good homage of the classic cinema. I haven't seen the original, I hear it is also quite brutal, probably I'll try that one too, soon enough I hope. So without comparing them, my opinion is that The Town That Dreaded Sundown stands tall for a horror/slasher remake.

Cheers!


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Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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