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Plot: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
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Good idea with some clichés
Some 60+ years since a serial killer left the town of Texaracana in fear the killer seems to be back for more, but one girl will stop at nothing to uncover his identity.
This film is really intelligently shot, it mixes in several scenes from the original film while also creating some copycat scenes with different characters, I really enjoyed it. Good acting all around.
That being said this lost a lot of likability with its death scenes, there are several characters with less then five minutes of screen time, yet they leave us thanking the killer for offing them. you’ll notice the mpaa rating says it has strong sexual content, I’m not one to really complain about unneeded sex and nudity that being said the sex scenes were really used to degrade the characters.
Overall this was a nice slasher film, fans of the sub-genre will enjoy it. Not a slasher fan? you should probably pass on it.
A “Remake” that fails on every level.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown has been remade, not an obvious choice considering the original is a dire, fact based crime drama about a serial killer that ravaged Texarkana in the 40’s. The remake ain’t that. It’s a cheesy slasher flick from a TV director best know for his contributions to Ryan Murphy shows (Murphy also acted as a producer).
This flicks is really more like a fictionalized sequel that proposes to both solve the original crime and showcase a new, brutal copycat killer stalking the town. A young girl (Addison Timlin of Odd Thomas and Californication), who witnesses the new killer’s first murder and begins receiving correspondence from him after, sets out to solve the crime.
In the meantime, the town of Texarkana panics while local law enforcement bumbles, both rather insulting to the real life town the movie takes place in and openly mocks.
That leads me to my second biggest problem with the movie, the first being that it just isn’t that good. This is a true story about a real crime but the movie approaches it like a corny, campy horror flick. The kills are entertaining but silly and the whole movie is shot in an exaggerated, garishly colorful 80’s style that makes no sense whatsoever given that the original crimes occurred in the 40’s while the previous film was released in the 70’s and had that great, gritty 70’s style to it. And then this movie is set in the present and looks like a Nightmare on Elm Street sequel.
The movie, which is under 90 minutes, is thin, underwritten, and kind of pointless. The story is not developed enough, the characters are not written well, and only the kills are effective.
I will give credit to the cast, which also includes Dennis O’Hare, Anthony Anderson, and Veronica Cartwright, but they don’t have much to work with.
I actually didn’t love the first movie either but it did have a great title, cool poster, and at least seemed like the filmmakers were trying to make a good movie. This is just slapped together garbage and the director really just seems like he is trying to show off how clever he can be with the camera and it’s just not enough to hold the movie together.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 26 min (86 min)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (screenplay), Earl E. Smith
Actors Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Blumhouse Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Sony F-55
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A