Monday, July 16, 2012
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN
Charles B. Pierce
Earl E. Smith
Vern Stierman ( narrator )
And many others....
Phantom killer ( Bud Davis )
Captain J.D. Morales ( Ben Johnson )
Deputy Norman Ramsey ( Andrew Prine )
Helen Reed ( Dawn Wells )
This film is based on real events.
In 1946, a serial killer dubbed the PHANTOM KILLER terrorized the twin cities of Texarkana Texas, and Texarkana Arkansas.
The PHANTOM loves to CHEW on his female victims.
The PHANTOM KILLER seems to get some sort of sexual pleasure from his atrocities.
This film is half docudrama, half thriller.
We follow victims and see them attacked in some unusual ways.
Aside from the PHANTOM KILLER, the other main characters are Captain Morales, Deputy Ramsey, and one of the surviving victims named Helen Reed.
Captain Morales and Deputy Ramsey, do their best to figure out who the killer is, and why he is killing.
They also try to figure out when he will strike again....
Narrator: "It was Sunday, March 3rd, 1946. The beginning of a reign of terror"
Linda Mae: "I heard something"
Ramsey: "We've got a VERY strange person on our hands"
Narrator: "Within 24 hours, after the town got word of the killing, every gun store had sold out of weapons"
Television broadcast ( recorded on DVD+RW ) - also online via YOUTUBE
FULLscreen version on THIS TV - WIDEscreen version on YOUTUBE
Region - Not applicable
Company - ORION / MGM
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable
OBTAINED AT - THIS TV / YouTube
PRICE - Free
DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
I love it, and HIGHLY recommend you watch this!
It's genuinely chilling!
If you loved ZODIAC ( Robert Graysmith - David Fincher - Jake Gyllenhaal - Mark Ruffalo ), then chances are, you'll love THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN.
This movie contains some humor that seemed out of place, for this type of story. That's the only thing I didn't like.
A great job by, Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Bud Davis, and everyone else!
Dawn Wells does an incredible job. This role is as far from "Mary Ann" as you can get!
As I write this, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN has still NOT been released on legit region one DVD.
From what I've been told, MGM owns the rights to this film. You would think, they'd offer it via their MOD program, but you'd be wrong!... They do NOT even offer that option!
I recorded THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN onto a DVD+RW when it aired on THIS TV. The countless fucking commercials are a HUGE PAIN IN THE ASS, and so are all of the FUCKING LOGOS spattered on the screen.
I made screen-grabs from the DVD+RW, but they're much too dark to upload. So I made new screen-grabs from an online version.
This movie was released on legit VHS by WARNER BROS. It was also re-released on VHS by GOODTIMES VIDEO.