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Shock is Co-Hosting The Town That Dreaded Sundown! Free Screening & Special…

Shock Till You Drop is proud to be collaborating with Blumhouse Productions to bring you a FREE screening of The Town That Dreaded Sundown at Beyond Fest in Los Angeles next month. Now, since we announce this event a lot of you have been wondering: “How the hell do I get in?”

I’ve got a few new details to share with you. Let’s start with the exciting stuff first: Producer Jason Blum and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story) will be in the house for a Q&A! I’ll be moderating but I’ll be sure to open the floor to audience questions, so come equipped with some good stuff.

The Final Wave of Fantastic Fest Films Has Been Revealed

Fantastic Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with its biggest year yet with 80 exciting films including 22 World Premieres, 43 North American & US Premiere screenings and 38 short films. The final wave includes films like The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Horns, Everly, It Follows and more. A full breakdown is below.

Yours truly will be on the ground covering the fest, so stay tuned for Shock’s coverage.

Fantastic Fest 2014 takes place September 18-25th in Austin, Texas at the newly reopened Alamo South Lamar and Highball.

The Official Trailer & Poster for The Town That Dreaded Sundown!

Blumhouse unveiled the official trailer and one-sheet for The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake. The film is going to play at both Fantastic Fest and Beyond Fest this fall before its release on October 16th.
Based on a terrifying true story, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up sixty-five years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, when the

Beyond Fest Full Line-Up Revealed, Shock to Present The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Beyond Fest and the American Cinematheque announced today that they are partnering for the return of the sophomore festival, Beyond Fest, featuring the best in world genre programming, September 25th – October 4th, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. I’m very proud to say that ShockTillYouDrop has a small part in this year’s event. Not only are we collaborating on programming the short film selections, but Shock is co-presenting The Canal and The Town That Dreaded Sundown (both free screenings!).
Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, this year’s Beyond Fest programming reflects a globally diverse and eclectic mix of premieres, rare repertory screenings and special events, all of which are anchored in bringing firsts to the community of genre fans in Los Angeles.

The Phantom Killer Rises in the First Photos from The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The long-awaited The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake – which pairs producers Jason Blum (Insidious) with Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) – is going to start hitting the film festival circuit this fall. BFI London Film Festival is the first out of the gate and its website is sporting the very first images from the film. The photos give us a glimpse of the “Phantom” killer as well as star Addison Timlin. American Horror Story’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directs.

Jason Blum: Town That Dreaded Sundown Redo Very ‘Meta’ and Ryan…

The team behind Insidious Chapter 2, opening September 13th, gathered in Beverly Hills over the weekend to do a little promotion with the press before director James Wan departed to direct Fast and Furious 7.

During the interviews we conducted – which will run closer to the Insidious sequel’s release – we spoke to producer Jason Blum who gave us a status report on The Town That Dreaded Sundown which he is producing with American Horror Story’s Ryan Murphy.

The redo, directed by American Horror Story’s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, stars Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Veronica Cartwright, Gary Cole and Joshua Leonard.

Three More Added to The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The Town That Dreaded Sundown redo is about to roll cameras soon and The Hollywood Reporter says Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Joshusa Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) are joining the cast.  They’ll join Addison Timlin and Travis Tope.

In this redo, Timlin plays a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film

One More Enters The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Travis Tope has been cast in the forthcoming remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, says The Hollywood Reporter.  The newcomer will play opposite Addison Timlin.

In this redo, Timlin plays a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film

Meta Version of The Town That Dreaded Sundown Finds Its Leading Lady

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, the man who directed some of the best episodes of American Horror Story, is embarking on a redo of The Town That Dreaded Sundown for producer Ryan Murphy and Blumhouse Productions.  Today yields the first bit of casting news…

According to Deadline, Addison Timlin (pictured) will star in the redo.  Now, here’s the interesting thing about this project.  It’s taking a “meta” approach.  The 1976 film of the same name exists in the world of this picture.

Ryan Murphy, Jason Blum and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Look to The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Back in November, we reported that MGM has plans to remake the 1976 horror classic The Town That Dreaded Sundown. It was announced today at an “American Horror Story” press day that Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is in talks to direct with Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum producing.

Charles B. Pierce directed the original tale, which was loosely based on a true story. The film follows Texarkana residents terrorized by the “Phantom Killer” during the late ’40s.

In addition to directing episodes of “American Horror Story”, Gomez-Rejon served as the second unit director on Ben Affleck’s Argo.

You can check out the trailer for the original film after the break.

MGM to Remake The Town That Dreaded Sundown

The 1976 film The Town That Dread Sundown is the next horror title to get loaded into the remake cannon.  Variety picked up on the buzz that MGM is currently fielding pitches from writers to redo the film; so while it’s a bit early out, at least you know now that the studio has the intent to revisit the film.

Charles B. Pierce directed the original tale which was set against the backdrop of Texarkana where its residents were terrorized by the “Phantom Killer” during the late ’40s.  The murderer wore a white hood over his head and the film is loosely based on a true story, so it’s perfect fodder for the Hollywood remake train.

Check out the trailer for the film inside.