The meta TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN reboot/sequel/remake thing gets its leading lady!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The original THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN isn't very well known outside of cinephile and genre nut circles, but it was essentially a proto-slasher. Based on true events, the flick filmed in the same locations where the series of unsolved murders unfolded three decades previous. A cloth sacked faceless killer was depicted years before Jason hid his face with a sack in Friday the 13th Part II.
It's an odd title to remake, but Ryan Murphy is producing it alongside Jason Blum. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
What's interesting is that they're taking a meta approach to the remake. In the world of this movie the 1976 TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN was made and this film centers on a young girl who survives a copycat attack during the town's annual tribute screening of the 1976 film.
That girl will be played by CALIFORNICATION's Addison Timlin, according to Deadline. She'll be investigating who this copycat is and why he/she/it are recreating the killings. The big question: are they copying the original 1946 Moonlight Murders, the 1976 film's depictions of these murder or a combination of the two?
It's a weird project, but weird doesn't necessarily mean bad. Very curious to see how this one comes out.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- ‘Kelvington’ Reviews This Weekend’s Season Premiere Of DOCTOR WHO And Asks: Why Is It So Terrible?? -- 157 total posts 157 posts
- Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flag in THE STAND?!! -- 119 total posts 119 posts
- Quint sits down with Frank Miller to talk a little about Sin City: A Dame To Kill For! -- 158 total posts 115 posts
- Get A Grip On Denzel Washington’s EQUALIZER!! -- 109 total posts 109 posts
- Take A ‘Deep Breath’ - The DOCTOR WHO S8 Weekend Docbacks Begin Now!! -- 103 total posts 103 posts
- Trailer for Gregg Araki's WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Starring Shailene Woodley and Eva Green! -- 98 total posts 92 posts
- Shane Black to bring Remo Williams back to the big screen in THE DESTROYER! -- 219 total posts 86 posts
- Is Tarantino about to make Jennifer Lawrence one of THE HATEFUL EIGHT!?! -- 160 total posts 82 posts
- August Picks & Peeks 2014 Catch Up: DePalma, Jarmusch, Corman, Cuaron, Arau, Cosmotos, Brass, Huston + more! -- 384 total posts 52 posts
- Trailer for NIGHTCRAWLER! "If it bleeds, it leads!" -- 87 total posts 43 posts