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The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • 2014
  • US
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
  • Written by: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Earl E. Smith
  • Cast: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson
  • UK release: 17 April 2015

Mostly ingenious sequel to the 1976 film based on the story of a killer who murdered five people in Texarkana in 1946. Set in a world where both the real events and the 1976 film exists, it weaves in smart references to the original; Timlin is credible and sympathetic but eventually it turns into a fairly standard slasher.

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown

13 Apr 20153 stars

Ingenious slasher sequel / remake from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

The vogue for horror remakes reached its oversaturated nadir during the 00s with precious few of the films saying anything notably new. However, The Town That Dreaded Sundown offers something more complex and intriguing than a straightforward trudge…

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