See ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Free at Beyond Fest

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Remake

The Town that Dread Sundown, a horror remake (of sorts) that has been on CraveOnline’s radar for a very long time, has finally been completed and will finally hit theaters on October 16, 2014. The good news is, you don’t have to wait that long.

The film, a remake/reboot/sequel of the 1976 movie that helped inspire the slasher genre as we know it today, is produced by Ryan Murphy (“American Horror Story“) and Jason Blum (The Purge: Anarchy) and takes place many years after the original murders that sent the residents of Texarkana into their homes after sundown, terrified of a serial killer who stalks the night wearing a burlap sack over his head. Is the killer in The Town That Dreaded Sundown the same one who terrorized the town in the original movie, a copycat or something more?

You can find out at a special free – FREE! – screening of The Town That Dreaded Sundown at the Beyond Fest in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm at the Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028). CraveOnline’s sister site Shock Till You Drop is co-hosting the screening, which will be followed by a Q&A with director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Please remember that although the screening is free, seats will be made available on a first-come, first served basis, so get there early.

For a little taste of what you’re in for, check out this first, stylish trailer for the remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Fans of the original film, watch closely to see how the new film tackles the iconic “trombone scene.”


William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline’s Film Channel and the host of The B-Movies Podcast and The Blue Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.