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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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17 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Assassino Invisível  »

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Thomas Mann was considered for a role in this film, Eventually he went on to be cast in director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film Me Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) See more »

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When Jami gets a call from Corey's cellphone, it says "12:40p" on her phone screen. Considering it was the middle of the night, that time is incorrect. See more »

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Lone Wolf Morales: After our friend kills those kids with the trombone, who does he go after next?
Chief Deputy Tillman: In the movie after the trombone killing there's a double homicide at a farm house.
Lone Wolf Morales: Every damn house out here is a farm house.
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References Boxcar Bertha (1972) See more »

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Director Gomez-Rejon has serious skills
30 November 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Hate to tell the truth but whether or not you personally "liked" a film does not necessarily qualify you to review it.

This reviewer was hosting horror festivals when the original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD came out, and the hardest thing to do in a horror flick is be subtle.

But this director has mad skills. And can do subtle.

The framing in many of the scenes is incredible, there are times you almost feel the characters on-screen are the only people left on the face of the earth.

And Gomez-Rejon also is shrewd enough to get more mileage out of Addison Timlin's face than a Prius.

And a nice face it is. I counted over 50 closeups and then stopped counting. Her character is the glue, the connection, for this story and she is set up as a shy girl who (quote) never gets asked out.

Which is why this story is fiction and not a documentary.

And you the viewer get to watch the whole story through her eyes.

The juxtaposition of the new movie and the "old movie" only makes my point -- putting this film alongside Whedon's Cabin in the Woods for cleverly deconstructing a tale from within the story arc itself.


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