First Photos Released for ‘Town that Dreaded Sundown’ Remake
In hopes of having a trailer to share, we reached out to some of the production folks we met during filming of the Charles B. Pierce remake about Texarkana's "Phantom Killer" and were directed to these still shots.
The movie will make it's premiere the Beyond Festival in L.A. with a free showing at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood October 4, then again at the BFI Film Festival in London October 14, so hopefully we should be seeing a trailer very soon. We do have these stills to share.
A Blumhouse production, the remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown is produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity) and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story), and is directed by Alfonso Gomez Rejon (American Horror Story).
The film synopsis,
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."
The BFI London Film Festival breakdown goes even further detail,
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 Texerkana plagued by a maniac who bears 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 a 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."
Hopefully we will be seeing a trailer soon, and I am really a little nervous about my part... it is just radio chatter, and I have no idea how they will mix it together. (???)