Playing as part of the second annual Beyond Fest (September 25-October 4, 2014) in Los Angeles as well as Fantastic Fest (September 18-25th) in Austin is The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Check out the trailer and poster!
“American Horror Story” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon helmed the remake of the 1976 Charles B. Pierce horror classic with Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum producing. Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) star.
The flick will also be screening at the BFI London Film Festival on October 14th and 18th.
Drawing inspiration from the 1976 classic of the same name, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s striking debut is not so much a remake as it is a shrewd reinvention, resulting in a genuinely innovative and unexpected meta-horror experience. Set in a world in which the original film exists and is very much part of popular consciousness, this update sees the quiet streets of Texerkana plagued by a maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc on the town decades before. Is history repeating itself? Or has somebody just seen the original film too many times? Perhaps the key to the mystery lies with young high school girl Jami, who must uncover the truth if she wants to survive the carnage.
Meticulously styled with an unmistakable 1970s genre vibe, but with an ultra-modern twist, this is that rare beast – a horror reboot that actually feels like it has been made with horror fans in mind.
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.
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