- Oct. 17th, 2014
- 86 Minutes
The Town That Dreaded Sundown is part remake, part continuation, part re imagining all mixed in one. Does it stand out though or fall into the realm of a million other forgettable slashers.
The story follows a small town who 65 years ago had a masked killer terrorized their town then vanish, now all of a sudden a killer using the same style as before has reappeared. Now the town must quickly attempt to figure out what is going on while people are dropping left and right. Now it’s up to the one random high school teenager to solve it all.
This film had alot of good things going for it. The story itself at first isn’t too bad, the reference and make the original film part of the story line and the locations are great. Sadly none of the characters are worthwhile in any sense. Our main character is painful to watch and so many characters only have a few minutes screen time before getting killed, which then the film attempts to want us to feel bad for those characters being killed.
Speaking of killed, one would hope that at least the death scenes would be good. Sadly none are memorable or new. I couldn’t tell you any of them off memory already. The biggest killer to this film however is the final twist which really does bring the film down several notches as a whole. It’s a cheap twist that in the end is just stupid.
Overall the makings of a good story along with a great locale save this movie. If only the characters, kills, and final twist were better. Otherwise this film falls into the mediocre slasher category. Worth a rental, nothing more.