The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976, United States)

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown  1976 mystery movie

Running time: 85 minutes

Language: English

Locations: the story takes place in TexarkanaTexasUnited States

In 1946 small town of Texarkana is terrorized by attacks of the masked killer. Local police is trying to solve the case, but finally they agree for outside help and get experienced officer to run the investigation.

Film based on Texarkana Moonlight Murders film presents mixture of real events and legends around the case. The script was ok for such budget production, but parts of the film resemble primitive comedies and could have been ommited from final version.

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Our rating

8 / 10

Movie value

4 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Story complexity

2 / 5


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Creators of The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Charles B. Pierce films

Charles B. Pierce


Earl E. Smith films


Cast of The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Ben Johnson films

Ben Johnson

as Captain J.D. Morales

Andrew Prine films

Andrew Prine

as Deputy Norman Ramsey

Dawn Wells films

Dawn Wells

as Helen Reed

Jimmy Clem films

Jimmy Clem

as Sgt. Mal Griffin