Last year’s remake of the 1976 cult classic, The Town That Dreaded Sundown will be hitting Blu-ray and DVD on July 7, 2015 from distributor Image Entertainment. The film is a surprisingly effective take on the true story of a masked serial killer that terrorized the town of Texarkana in the 1950’s. Read on for all the details on the release.
From The Press Release
RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), under the Image Entertainment brand, announces the DVD release of the thriller THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me, Earl and The Dying Girl, “American Horror Story”), screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, “Glee”) and based on the 1976 cult-classic film of the same title directed by Charles B. Pierce. THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN will be available on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 on July 7, 2015.
Based on a terrifying true story, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN picks up 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, when the brutal “Moonlight Murders” suddenly begin again. While on a trip to Lovers’ Lane, 17-year-old Jami (Addison Timlin) watches as her date is brutally slain by a masked serial killer. Barely escaping with her life, Jami becomes obsessed with finding the killer referred to as “The Phantom.” As the body count mounts and the carnage comes closer, Jami delves deeper into the mystery with the help of the town archivist Nick (Travis Tope), following clues that point her toward the killer’s true identity.
The film stars Addison Timlin (“Californication,” That Awkward Moment), newcomer Travis Tope, Gary Cole (“Veep,” Office Space), Joshua Leonard (“Bates Hotel,” The Blair Witch Project), Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish,” The Departed), Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story,” Dallas Buyers Club), Edward Herrmann (“The Good Wife,” “Gilmore Girls”) and Veronica Cartwright (The Birds, Alien). It is produced by Jason Blum (the Paranormal Activity franchise, Sinister) and Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story,” “Glee”).
Watch the trailer here,