‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Trailer: Terror Comes (Back) to Arkansas
If you've been keeping up with 'American Horror Story,' you're familiar with the name Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who's directed some of the most stylish and beautiful episodes of the series. And now the director has teamed up with the Blumhouse folks to make his feature debut with a remake of the oft-forgotten 1976 horror classic 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown,' in which a masked killer terrorizes a small town in Arkansas.
The film is also a reboot of sorts: the original 1976 film was shot documentary-style and focused on a serial killer who terrorized a small Arkansas town in 1946 and who was never caught. The 2014 version has the serial killer resurfacing to continue his reign of terror, and he must be rather agile for his old age or he's got that Jason Voorhees syndrome.
'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' comes from Blumhouse Productions, the very same folks behind films like 'Insidious' and 'Sinister,' and marks the directorial debut of Gomez-Rejon, whose 'AHS' episodes have been the very best of the series, showcasing his dizzying and elegant style. The trailer definitely promises a movie that, at the very least, looks pretty damn good, but it does also kind of look like an 'AHS' episode.
The film will make its premiere this month at Fantastic Fest in Austin, and stars Spencer Treat Clark, Addison Timlin, and Gary Cole. You can catch it in theaters this October.