The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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  1. I was told about this film by someone (I think my friend), and I was just wandering if anyone has seen it. If they have, is it any good?
     
  2. Vdlman

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    It's been a while since the last time I saw it, but it's a pretty decent '70s horror flick. It's supposedly based on a true story from back in the '40s about a killer who terrorizes a small town in Texas.
     
  3. Rock

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    Actually, it happened in and around Texarkana, Arkansas...you can read all about it at crimelibrary.com...fans of TV's Gilligan's Island may (or may not) get a weird kick out of seeing Dawn Wells (MaryAnne) menaced (and shot!) by a hooded serial killer in one scene.
     
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    I loved this film.One thing that makes it different is narration.It gives the film a documentary feel.There is some goofy parts involving a dumb cop nicknamed "sparkplug".If memory serves me correctly the actor who played the texas ranger who helped on the hunt for the killer also played in Mountaintop Motel Massacre as the pastor.I could be wrong but they do look ALOT alike.Guess I'll have to check the imdb.
     
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    So, for the joy of resurrecting old threads I figured I'd put this post here.

    I just watched Seven Psychopaths, and there is a scene where one of the psychopaths is telling his story where he and his lady killed some people back in the day. One of the clips is where they do in the Phantom Killer in Texarkana! I actually missed the very beginning initially where they say "Texarkana Moonlight Murderer" on the screen. I just saw the Phnatom pop up in the back seat of a 1940's car and they dump gasoline on him, cut off his arm and torch him - I was like "wait a sec, that guy looks awfully familiar!" :lol:
     
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    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    Holy Crap! Just watched it tonight and didn't get the reference.
     
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    Yeah, rewind it Guy! Pretty cool!
     
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    Just found out they remade this movie. It's in post production as we speak.
     
  9. Kim Bruun

    Kim Bruun Resident Scream Queen

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    Actually, it doesn't look like an outright remake. From the IMDB profile:

    It looks more along the lines of an alternate take / pseudo-sequel. Either way, I'm not quite sure what to think about it.
     
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    It's from the creators of American Horror Story. It might be interesting.
     

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