MGM Revisiting The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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The parade of remakes continues, but to be honest, this one could use another go-around. The Town that Dreaded Sundown is getting the redux treatment, and we have all the details you need right here. Dig it!

According to Variety, MGM is developing a remake of the 1976 horror movie which was based on actual events. MGM had no comment but has been asking agents for possible takes from writers to reboot the Charles B. Pierce film.

The original movie was based on five unsolved murders attributed to the Phantom Killer during three months in 1946 in and around the city of Texarkana on the border between Texas and Arkansas. Pierce shot large parts of the movie in and around Texarkana with extras recruited from local residents.

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MGM Revisiting The Town that Dreaded Sundown

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  • DavidFullam

    Will easily be better than the original. Pierce was absolutely one of the worst.

  • MonsterMash

    Well. The third act chase scene and the trumpet scene are both brilliant. The rest could use a rework, but really? Why?

  • JB Demented

    Ugh…are there any original ideas left in the horror world? TTTDS was always scary to Me because they never found out who the killer was, and its a true story. Plus You got to love the trumpet scene. Anyway, fuck the remake and at least Scream Factory is releasing the original on DVD.

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