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The Town That Dreaded Sundown isn’t great but at least it has some creativity linking itself to the original in a movie within a movie sense. The self referencial aspects were fun and the acting wasn’t half bad, though one of the twists at the end wasn’t exactly unexpected. Still, for horror fans, this might be worth a pick up especially considering the reasonably low price.

 

 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
(2015)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Horror, Suspense/Thriller
RLJ Entertainment | R – 86 min. – $29.97 | July 7, 2015 (Best Buy)/September 8, 2015 (everywhere)

MOVIE INFO:Directed by: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Writer(s): Earl L. Smith (original screenplay), Roberto Agguire-Sacasa (screenplay)
Cast: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole, Edward Hermann, Joshua Leonard, Denis O’Hare, Anthony Anderson

DISC INFO:
Features:
Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Number of Discs: 1

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 22.6 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


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THE MOVIE

65 years after a series of brutal slayings terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the “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, she becomes obsessed with finding the man referred to as “The Phantom.” As the body count climbs and the carnage comes closer, Jami delves deeper into the mystery, following clues that point her toward the killer’s true identity.

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

This release comes with a matted slip cover. The only feature is the film’s trailer (2:24; HD).


VIDEO – 3.5/5

The Town That Dreaded Sundown arrives on Blu-ray through RLJ Entertainment presented with a 1080p high-definition transfer and in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio. The picture quality is, for the most part, fine but it does have give off a waxy appearance in some spots to go along with a goldish/rustic tint as well. Detail levels though aren’t bad and other some minor bouts of banding, it appears to be a clean transfer.

AUDIO – 4.5/5

The movie takes advantage of the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track showcasing the numerous blood-curdling screams to the ambient noises making use of the rear channels. Dialogue sounds crisp and clean while Ludwig Guransson’s score provides for the right horror atmosphere.



OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, The Town That Dreaded Sundown isn’t great but at least it has some creativity linking itself to the original in a movie within a movie sense. The self referencial aspects were fun and the acting wasn’t half bad, though one of the twists at the end wasn’t exactly unexpected. Still, for horror fans, this might be worth a pick up especially considering the reasonably low price ($10 as of this writing).

 

Published: 07/11/2015

 

 

 

 

 

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