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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassino Invisível See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Donnell plays a small role as a character named Sparkplug. This is a homage to a character from the original film. See more »

Goofs

When Jami and Nick are talking to Charles Pierce Jr, he tells them that Sewell was in custody when McCreedy was killed. In real life, the prime suspect was arrested after two months since McSpadden was killed. Charles Pierce Jr also states "It should have been front page news but while Arkansas police were finding' McCreedy, the Texas police were arresting Sewell." Truthfully, the police did not find each one at the same time and the story of McSpadden was on the front page of the May 8 edition of the Texarkana Gazette. See more »

Quotes

Kendra: [to Danny] Knock when you come back, so I know it's you, okay?
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2018) See more »

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Slasher With a Difference
4 May 2015 | by BribabaSee all my reviews

Post-modern take on the 1976 film of the same title, which was based on a series of murders that occurred in Texarkana on the Texas/Arkansas border a few decades earlier. The first film is frequently referenced but setting the story aside, the two have little in common. The original could sit comfortably in the video nasty genre, while the 'remake' is a stylistic tour-De-force with sound and photography that give off an art film vibe. The acting is solid in part thanks to veteran character actors Ed Lauter Gary Cole (the arms expert in The Good Wife). Although using a few genre tropes, this is not your average slasher flick. It's a scary movie but not a Scary Movie.


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