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The Town That Dreaded Sundown
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: There’s just something about a masked killer that can be so frightening. The fear that it could be anyone, maybe even someone you know. That’s a scary thought. Of course, I’m speaking of masked killers in the movies.
Conclusion: By the time Sundown 2014 gets to its big reveal, so many potential suspects have been eliminated that there's not much left in the way of surprise. Still, the filmmaking team keeps soldiering onward, and with forty years of slasher plot twists to choose from, they don't lack for options.
Excerpt: When writing about movies, music or any art form, you’re dealing in opinions and variables. What works for me might not work for you and vice versa. However, I believe we can all agree that it is an undeniable, empirical fact that The Town That Dreaded Sundown has one of the best posters ever...
Conclusion: From filmmaker Charles B. Pierce, 'The Town that Dreaded Sundown' is a somewhat amusing low-budget horror thriller which unfortunately fails to produce much dread or fear. Feeling too much like a movie-of-the-week TV production, the movie based on the real-life Texarkana Moonlight Murders falls...
Conclusion: Shout! Factory continues to mine some great little "lost" classics for its Scream Factory imprint, and this package is among the best the label has yet released. The Town That Dreaded Sundown takes its quasi-documentary ambience seriously (at least if one forgets the regrettable comedy bits Pierce...
The Town That Dreaded Sundown, film review: Texan-set teen-horror is an exercise in nostalgia
4 February 2014
Excerpt: One of its strongest aspects is the ingenious way it references the original movie, which is still shown in the town every Halloween. That film was about a "phantom killer" who preyed on young lovers just after the Second World War and whose murderous antics have passed into the town's folklore.