The Town That Dreaded Sundown

1976, Mystery & thriller/Crime, 1h 30m

12 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings

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Movie Info

A hooded madman stalks the lovers' lanes of Texarkana in this fact-based account of a 1946 killing spree.

Cast & Crew

Ben Johnson
Captain J.D. Morales
Andrew Prine
Deputy Norman Ramsey
Dawn Wells
Helen Reed
Jimmy Clem
Sgt. Mal Griffin
Charles B. Pierce
Patrolman A.C. Benson
Cindy Butler
Peggy Loomis
Christine Ellsworth
Linda Mae Jenkins
Mike Hackworth
Sammy Fuller
Jim Citty
Police Chief R.J. Sullivan
Robert Aquino
Sheriff Otis Barker
Misty West
Emma Lou Cook
Rick Hildreth
Buddy Turner
Bud Davis
The Phantom Killer
Earl E. Smith
Screenwriter
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Executive Producer
James W. Roberson
Cinematographer
Tom Boutross
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Critic Reviews for The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Audience Reviews for The Town That Dreaded Sundown

  • Jan 27, 2022
    Director Charles B. Pierce fumbles with the material. Worth watching for as a curiosity piece.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2018
    The concept has a lot of promise. Even setting aside the horror, there'a so much to explore in how communities react to danger. Unfortunately all you get are sub par genre thrills.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 12, 2016
    For some reason it tries to be both funny and scary, but fails at both and ends up floundering somewhere between the two.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 26, 2015
    One of the most overlooked horror films, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is based on a series of real life double homicides in Texarkana where the killer was never found. Unlike other slashers, the film used a pseudo-documentary style and eerie atmosphere to generate fear. It was really silly at times and the ending was ridiculous but nevertheless, it should be watched just once.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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