The Town That Dreaded SundownBased on a terrifying true story, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story) makes his striking feature debut with this shrewd remake of the seventies horror of the same name, inspired by the unsolved murder spree that took place in the American border town of Texarkana in 1946.

Set in a world in which the original film exists and is very much part of popular consciousness, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorised the small town, when the brutal ‘Moonlight Murders’ begin again. Texarkana’s quiet streets are plagued by a masked maniac who bears striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc decades before. Is it a copycat crime, or is it something even more sinister?

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