The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Synopsis: 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.
Director(s): Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Production: MGM
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

can you just let her go?


Please don't kill him.


Turn around. Do not look back.

All right, if you want money,

I can get you money.

- I don't want money.

- What do you want?

I said don't look back.

What are you doing?

What are... What are you...

- Shut the f*ck up!

- What are you doin'?

- Shut the f*ck up. Shut the f*ck up!

- What are you doing?

- What the f*ck are you doin'...

- Corey!

- Please, no! No, please!

- No!



You looked.

This is for Mary.

Make them remember.

What are you doing?

No, please, don't hurt me.

- Who is that?

- What?

Oh, no. Please don't hurt me.

This is Texarkana 911.

What is your emergency?

We're at the Twin Star Drive-In.

We need an ambulance and the police.

Is someone injured?

Yes. A girl and maybe her boyfriend,

I don't know. She is hysterical.

All right. All right.

He was on top of me.

He could have killed me, but he didn't.

You say the Phantom told you something?

I don't know why, but he said

he was doin' it for someone named Mary.

- Were you drinkin'? Doin' any drugs?

- No.

Did the doctors find any drugs in her?

Well, as a precaution, we're gonna

have someone in front of your house.

I... I can do that.

- Thank you.

- Until we get some more information,

Jami, we'd like to ask you not to discuss

any of this with the press.

They've been all over this story,

as you can imagine.

Once again, for those just joining us,

24 hours after the shocking

Phantom-inspired murder

of a 17-year-old high school student,

no arrests have been made.

It is unreasonable to try and find meaning

in this grotesque and godless crime,

but that is exactly

what we must do as a community.

Like a lost reel

from The Town That Dreaded Sundown,

the attack on Halloween night took place

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Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (born 1973) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee, Big Love, and Riverdale. He is Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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