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.

Deadline says Timlin plays “a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.”

The original film took its inspiration from the 1940s Texarkana murders in which a “Phantom Killer” stalked the town.

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