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The Town that Dreaded Sundown

Directed by Charles B. Pierce. US. 1976. R. 90 minutes. Park Circus. 35mm.
Fri., October 7, 2016
October 7, 2016
9:45 pm

Inspired by the real life atrocities of the Phantom Killer who terrorized Texarkana in the late 1940s, this drive-in favorite stars Ben Johnson (1971’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner for The Last Picture Show) as a tough Texas Ranger tasked with tracking down a masked murderer preying on young couples. Eerie and atmospheric, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a step above the typical slasher fare, thanks to its cast, post WWII setting and documentary-style storytelling. This is the type of First Friday Fright Night film that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled.