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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 »

Writers:

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Earl E. Smith
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Addison Timlin ... Jami
Veronica Cartwright ... Lillian
Anthony Anderson ... Lone Wolf Morales
Travis Tope ... Nick
Joshua Leonard ... Deputy Foster
Andy Abele ... Sackhead
Gary Cole ... Chief Deputy Tillman
Edward Herrmann ... Reverend Cartwright
Ed Lauter ... Sheriff Underwood
Arabella Field ... Dr. Kelly
Denis O'Hare ... Charles B. Pierce, Jr.
Spencer Treat Clark ... Corey
Wes Chatham ... Danny
Morganna Bridgers ... Kendra
Jaren Mitchell ... Johnny
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassino Invisível See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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The character Nick(Travis Tope) mentions that his mother is a patient at "Trans-Allegheny". Trans-Allegheny is the name of a historic mental hospital located in Weston, WV which ceased operating in 1994. See more »

Goofs

There is no Alamo High School in Texarkana. The four high schools that are in Texarkana are Texas High, Arkansas High, Liberty-Eylau, and Pleasant Grove. See more »

Quotes

Nick: He said he'd shoot me if I got any closer.
Lillian: Well that's his job.
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References Boxcar Bertha (1972) See more »

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Phantom Killer strikes again.
24 November 2014 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

The original true crime slasher flick "Town That Dreaded Sundown"(1976) directed by Charles B.Pierce was based on true story of a mysterious serial killer called the Phantom Killer,who during spring of 1946 killed five people and wounded three in a small border town of Texarkana.The perpetrator of these heinous crimes was never caught.The new "Town That Dreaded Sundown" remake plays more like "Scream" influenced modern teen slasher flick with plenty of references to the original movie and the Phantom Killer unsolved case.Addison Timlin plays teenage girl who after seeing her would-be boyfriend brutally murdered by masked maniac decides to find who really the Phantom Killer AD 2014 is.The movie-within-a-movie premise is certainly well-played and there are some gruesomely bloody kill scenes.Frozen in time Texarkana is also a nice touch.Unfortunately the final reveal of the killer is disappinting.7 trombone deaths out of 10.


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