Last year MGM expressed their desires to remake the 1976 horror classic The Town That Dreaded Sundown, because, let’s face it, what else is there to do but order remakes of awesome horror films. Anyway, that redo is being taken seriously by TV wunderkind Ryan Murphy and Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum.
The original film was directed by Charles B. Pierce and was loosely based on a true story. The film follows Texarkana residents terrorized by the “Phantom Killer” (a menace who wore a white hood) during the late ’40s.
Murphy and Blum have also agreed on a director – Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. He’s directed episodes of American Horror Story and served as the second unit director on Ben Affleck’s Argo.
Look we make fun of Hollywood a lot for their remakes and reboots, but Blum seems like a producer we can trust. He’s produced good horror flicks Insidious and Sinister. Maybe he’ll strike again with a modern version of The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Ya never know.
Here’s the trailer for the original movie: (Enjoy!)