The Town That Dreaded Sundown Reviews

March 2, 2016
While its tone wildly varies, when it comes to the glut of horror remakes, it's a slight step ahead of the standard batch.
April 20, 2015
Knowledge of the first film probably helps, but it's a nifty little genre experiment nonetheless.
April 19, 2015
With its small-town atmospherics, a juicy supporting cast of character players, plus Addison Timlin's personable, plucky "final girl", this Town is pulled off with polished, enjoyable brashness ...
April 16, 2015
This is an exercise in nostalgia as much as bloodletting. The filmmakers are paying their very own tribute to teen-horror pics of the 1970s.
April 16, 2015
Not a straight remake of the 1976 cult horror movie, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is more a self-referential homage that takes the original film's legacy and embellishes it.
April 16, 2015
A straightforward, slickly edited psycho-killer flick with moments of razor-sharp tension and a welcome appearance from Alien star Veronica Cartwright as Timlin's granny.
April 16, 2015
Those who like their shivers served up with a spattering of grey matter should leave with a sunny disposition.
April 13, 2015
A clever concept and stylish execution (in both senses) aren't quite enough to make this achingly meta remake/reboot/sequel stand out from the slasher pack.
April 13, 2015
It's too late to reinvent this wheel but there's no denying Gomez-Rejon's given it one hell of a spin.
April 13, 2015
Offers something more complex and intriguing than a straightforward trudge through the events of the original.
April 10, 2015
It's self-aware and funny, and packed with veterans who are all having a good time.
February 20, 2015
Dutch angles, dual-focus, dream sequences and at least one belting tracking shot invoke B-movie masters in a film that's way more stylish and thoughtful than one might expect.
November 14, 2014
A strong slasher in its own right that can either be watched with the original thriller, or as a stand alone love letter.
November 4, 2014
Like the Scream films, [this] is a self-conscious reimagining; unlike Craven's films it revisits not just a former slasher movie but also a genuine cause clbre, & shows the way that stories about the latter ramify to create their own casualties.
October 23, 2014
Regardless of the identical title, "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" isn't some pointless Xerox copy of its '76 predecessor, but a dynamic, atmospherically shot thriller with a perceptive knack for time, place and methodically mounting unease.
October 20, 2014
The Town that Dreaded Sundown is perhaps the first of its kind: it is both a sequel and a remake, and in both cases it improves upon its original.
October 7, 2014
Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon shoots The Town that Dreaded Sundown brilliantly, getting a lot of shots from within the environment so we feel like we're in there.
October 7, 2014
While the original was a more serious and thought provoking experience, this is a stylish and occasionally brutal true crime feature.
September 24, 2014
Gomez-Rejon's classic-slasher-update finds a unique way to repurpose Charles B. Pierce's original material, creating a sequel/remake hybrid that's fun enough for some cheap date night scares.