The Town That Dreaded Sundown [Blu-ray + DVD]
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A Texas ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
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Shot in 1976, this film presents the true story of a Texarkana, Arkansas crime spree in 1946. World War II had ended bringing the military boys back home and Texarkana was enjoying peace and prosperity. From the murky depths of night, a killer mysteriously emerged to taunt and terrorize the inhabitants of the quiet town. Young couples were attacked in their cars on lovers lane in intervals of 21 days...and even a famous Texas Ranger couldn't solve the case.
The story is presented in documentary style, with a narrator weaving direction through the onslaught of terror. There is no shock value to this movie. It is presented with raw facts and the chilling realization that this crime could happen anywhere at any time. The Phantom Killer of Texarkana, always wearing a hood to cover his face, left a crude and bloody path of destruction in his wake and throughout this film you can feel the terror gripping the tiny town. This movie is a necessary selection for anyone who loves sitting in the dark and being scintillatingly terrified or for anyone who simply enjoys a true unsolved mystery.
any fan of true crime or story telling movies.
Based on a real-life serial killer ....the actual case
was in its time known as the "moonlight murderer".
If you like being scared without being shocked this film
is very scary.
This movie is not a large budget,big name film...it
was made with the idea of getting a true life very
frightning account of murder on film.
I am a fan of Horror films such as Halloween and
friday the 13th films( by the way once you have seen
T.T.D.S you will see where the idea of jason
in a white mask originated)
I am a big fan of Charles B. Pierce and wish he was more
mainstream.Without giving away the plot this film reminds us
all that in life the good guys do not allways get their man.
I would love to have this film on dvd however I dont believe
its available on dvd.
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i consider this to be one of the scariest movies i have ever seen, and i love horror movies. but this is not really a horror movie, this is based on actual events that took place... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by james harrah
The Town That Dreaded Sundown has always been a great film in my eyes. Ever since I was 9 years old and I borrowed it from my local library, I have loved this film. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2004 by Joe Webber
...This movie was EXTREMELY disturbing. During the murder of the girl, tied to a tree by a knife on the end of a trombone, the way it is depicted, it is like you are sitting on the... Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2003 by David Adams
This film, based on the real-life murders in Texarkana in 1946, is a, for the most part, historically accurate dramatization. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2003 by Ian Glavine
I had the distinct pleasure of hearing the accounts of the "Town That Dreaded Sundown" from my 90 year old grandfather first-hand. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2002 by Don Hughes
Based on a true story about a serial murderer that terrorized Texarkana in the 1940's, this film is definitely worth watching. Produced by Charles B. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002 by zeppfan
This excellent B-grade film portrays the reign of a masked serial killer who committed murders in Texarkana during 1946. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2002 by J. Reynolds
I just now finished this movie, and I have just one word to say.....This movies rocks!!!
Sure their`s no gore...practicly no blood for that matter. Read more