The Town That Dreaded Sundown Reviews

April 4, 2019
So much obvious thought has gone into making the film visually striking that the script seems to have gone unread. There's no other explanation for the woeful stupidity of some of the characters' actions and the blandness of the dialogue.
April 16, 2015
It's an odd, if somewhat original, way of playing with sequel conventions: the plot exists in a reality where the original film also exists. But outside of knowing winks, this is cookie cutter carnage.
April 16, 2015
Clever enough, but forgets to be exciting.
April 16, 2015
A film that bounds towards the cult appeal of those self-reflexive horror classics, but agonisingly doesn't quite stick the landing.
April 15, 2015
This isn't only another rote slasher movie, full of ridiculous coincidences and obvious red herrings: it's actually worse than that, yet thinks it's clever.
April 15, 2015
After a strong start, it's unfortunate that the director's efforts and fun cinematic trimmings are ultimately stymied by a narrative that gradually runs out of steam before the same old stalk and slash machinations are wheeled out.
February 16, 2015
...a misguided endeavor that's often far too self-referential for its own good...
Top Critic
October 16, 2014
The 'American Horror Story' team remakes the cult 1976 slasher with gimmicky, mostly unscary results.
September 22, 2014
While "Town That Dreaded Sundown" is ambitious and supremely weird, it fails to cohere into something more resonant.