If you have never heard of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, it’s not your fault. It was a made for TV movie that came out in the mid 70s and has since, never been released on DVD or Blu-Ray(Scream Factory will be putting it out next year). It looks like MGM wants to re-educate people on the film and a remake is in the works. Read on for the details.
Variety picked up on the buzz that MGM is currently fielding pitches from writers to redo the film; so while it’s a bit early out, at least you know now that the studio has the intent to revisit the film.
Charles B. Pierce directed the original tale which was set against the backdrop of Texarkana where its residents were terrorized by the “Phantom Killer” during the late ’40s. The murderer wore a white hood over his head and the film is loosely based on a true story, so it’s perfect fodder for the Hollywood remake train.
Also the killer in the film bears a striking resemblance to one, Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th Part 2.
Here is the trailer for the film from 1976!
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