The Town that Dreaded Sundown Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jason Blum, Addison Timlin, Ryan Murphy, Joshua Leonard, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Gary Cole, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Veronica Cartwright, Travis Tope

Release Date:

Thursday, October 16, 2014 (Limited)


Runtime: 1 hr, 26 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The story centers on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught and in 2013, he comes back. Addison Timlin plays a young high schooler being raised by her grandmother who’s targeted by the mysterious killer. Travis Tope will play a classmate who befriends Timlin’s character and decides to make a documentary about the search for the killer. Veronica Cartwright will play Timlin’s grandmother who is raising her after her parents die in a car accident. Gary Cole is a deputy who is doggedly pursuing the killer, and Joshua Leonard will play the deputy assigned to protect Timlin and her grandmother.

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Who stars in The Town that Dreaded Sundown: Cast List

"Men, Women & Children" , "Seven in Heaven "  

"Stand Up Guys" , "Love and Air Sex"  

"Breaking Fast" , "Limbo"  

"Breach" , "The Bronze"  

"Bliss" , "Unsane"  

Who's making The Town that Dreaded Sundown: Crew List

A look at the The Town that Dreaded Sundown behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon last directed The Current War - Director's Cut and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The film's writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa last wrote Carrie and The Madman's Daughter.


Jason Blum
Ryan Murphy

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Production: What we know about The Town that Dreaded Sundown?

Key Facts

  1. MGM is aiming to produce the remake on a low budget and keep the original's cinema verite style. The remake is said to have horror-movie tones and elements of a procedural in the vein of David Fincher's Zodiac.
  2. Remake of the 1976 film written by Earl E. Smith.

Filming Timeline

  1. July 2018: The film was in Completed status.
  2. May 2013: The film was in Production status.
  3. The movie shoots May 2013 in Louisiana.

  4. January 2013: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum are teaming up to produce the remake. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is in negotiations to direct the movie. The project is eyeing a spring 2013 start.

  6. November 2012: The film was in Announced status.
  7. MGM is developing a remake of 1976 horror movie.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown Release Date: When was the film released?

The Town that Dreaded Sundown was released in 2014 on Thursday, October 16, 2014 (Limited release).

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