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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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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Earl E. Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Storyline

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character Chief Deputy Tillman who is played by Gary Cole is a reference to the former real life Miller County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Tillman Johnson. See more »

Goofs

Two movie posters in Charles' home show hilariously false translations of the movie title into German and French. Among other mistakes: in German, the word order is messed up. In French, the word "Sundown" isn't even translated but treated like a proper name. See more »

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Texas Mayor: That movie will never be shown in Texarkana again, not on the Texas side!
Arkansas Mayor: And not on the Arkansas side either.
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Director Gomez-Rejon has serious skills
30 November 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee 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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