The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976, USA) is a Horror film directed by Charles B. Pierce


Main Details

  • Released in 1976
  • Color
  • Running Time: 90 Min.
  • Production Co: Filmways Pictures
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP)(1977) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Charles B. Pierce
  • Written by Earl E. Smith
  • Starring Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem
  • Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff, Thomas W. Moore, Charles B. Pierce
  • Original Music by Jaime Mendoza-Nava
  • Cinematography by James W. Roberson
  • Film Editing by Tom Boutross

Plot Summary

  • The story of a hooded, berserk killer who terrorized the border town of Texarkana, Arkansas in 1946--leaving no fewer than five murder victims in his wake. He was never caught. Based on one of America's most baffling murder cases.


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