The remake of The Town that Dreaded Sundown will be a meta reboot that acknowledges the existence of the original film. The upcoming re-imagining is a joint effort between Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy Productions.
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story) will direct this redux from a script penned by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie 2013). Addison Timlin (Odd Thomas) will play the lead character. Timlin portrays a young woman who survives a massacre at an annual screening of the 1976 film The Town that Dreaded Sundown in the town of Texarkana.
This remake has been the source of much controversy. Some fans of the original are perturbed that the 1976 classic is being remade. I was skeptical at first. But I’m open minded about remakes and I think this venture has a solid creative team behind it and a unique concept. I’m looking forward to checking it out when it hits theaters.
The Town that Dreaded Sundown was shot in Louisiana (with location shots taken in Texarkana) over the course of six weeks. It is completed and is expected to see release this year. But no official word on a specific release date has been announced.
Director(s): Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writer(s): Robert Aguirre-Sacasa
Stars: Addison Timlin
Studio/ Production Co: Ryan Murphy Productions, Blumhouse Productions