The Town That Dreaded Sundown Gets a Beautiful Limited Edition Art Print


One of my favorite horror movies from last year was the surprisingly good remake/sequel The Town That Dreaded Sundown (review), which is currently available for instant streaming over on Netflix. The film doesn’t hit UK theaters until April 17th, and on tap today is a beautiful piece of art celebrating the release.

UK distributor Metrodome commissioned horror poster veteran Graham Humphreys to whip up the limited edition art, and as he always does, Humphreys knocked that ball right out of the goddamn park. His colorful art is absolutely beautiful, blending together the worlds of the original and the modern day upgrade.

Check out the full art below, along with a few images that provide some insight into Humphreys’ process.

Related Story: The Town That Dreaded Sundown: 1974 vs. 2014

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 Texarkana 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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