Sunday, 21 September 2014

First trailer and one sheet for The Town That Dreaded Sundown arrives online

Blumhouse Productions have just released their first trailer and one sheet for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's (American Horror Story) The Town That Dreaded Sundown. For those of a certain age, the first glimpse of the Orion Pictures logo since 1998 will be almost as exciting as what follows.

Touted as a remake of the 1976 original, the latest opus from Jason Blum's prolific Blumhouse Productions turns out to be a somewhat belated sequel.

Charles B. Pierce's original was an unusual '70s slasher in that it was set in the '40s, just after World War II. Based on an alleged true story, the film followed an unidentified serial killer picking off the local youth.

Gomez-Rejon's new attack picks up the story 66 years later, with the killer re-emerging for some new blood. Is it the same guy as before? Is it a ghost? Is it a copycat? All will become clear... One character points out that "You can't kill the Boogeyman," so it's appropriate that the film is making its debut in the run-up to Halloween.

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie), The Town That Dreaded Sundown stars Addison Timlin (That Awkward Moment) and Gary Cole (Pineapple Express), alongside horror veterans Spencer Treat Clark (The Last House On The Left), Joshua Leonard (Blair Witch) and Veronica Cartwright (Alien).

The Town That Dreaded Sundown premiered at Austin's Fantastic Fest last week, and will play at the London Film Festival on 14 October.

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