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The Town That Dreaded Sundown Reviews

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July 12, 2013
Uses simple period detail and underpopulated settings to convey an anti-Mayberry notion of the South as a place haunted by unsolved, unavenged murder -- an idea that ties this fact-based tale to the genuine horror of the region's civil rights murders.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 24, 2013
Plainly dated and a bit slow, but there are also some solid chills and it makes a respectable attempt at historical accuracy.
June 19, 2012
The true story is so fascinating that it overcomes most of the film-making flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Leaves us with such striking moments of stark, raw terror, that it puts many less serious horror films to shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 2, 2013
A spooky dramatization of actual events, but in the end it feels like a docudrama more than a horror film.
August 10, 2005
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July 31, 2002
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January 1, 2000
Most students of horror cinema will slap themselves awake solely for the murder scenes, which generally don't reward one's attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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