The Town That Dread Sun Down Review (2014)


I wasn’t too impressed with this remake slasher from 1970’s. The original movie was related on 1976 original two years before John Carpenter’s Halloween.  The film is loosely based on an unsolved murder case from 1940’s in the Texas-Arkansas border town of Texarkana.

The Story

The story is about the small town called Texarkan in 2013.  It was 65 year anniversary of massive murder that happened many years ago.  And of course, someone is murdering the people in the small town once again.

The Review (Spoiler Free)

This movie is loosely based on film released on 1976 with same name. I am not too sure if this movie is remake or sequel.  But it doesn’t matter because the movie isn’t great.

In 1946, a series of murders were committed by a masked man who stalked the small town of Tearkan, and he was never caught. This is actually a true story. So this movie is remake of the movie which was based on true story.  Bit confusing.

The movie is typical slasher.  It doesn’t stand out from any other slashers out there. Not only that the movie moves very slow, and it’s just boring.  I was specially disappointed with unsatisfying ending.  I just feel like based-on-true-story type of slasher don’t make any more interesting. There are so many slasher films out there, if you really want to entertain me, it has to be some what different.

Over all, acting is pretty good.  The casts include Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare, and Spencer Treat Clark.

The movie is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who is known for American Horror Story.

In the Nutshell

The movie does have lots of potential but fail short.  Let me know if you watched the movie and liked it.

I give 2 out of 5.

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Genre: Based on true story slasher

Rotten Tomato Rating: 70% / 40%

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