The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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"In 1946 this man killed five people... Today he still lurks the streets of Texarkana, Ark."
  • R
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.0  (7,210)
  • 52

Epitomizing the old campfire tale, what became known as the phantom attacks that hit Texarkana shortly after the end of WWII turned this decent town into something straight out of a horror movie. When Sammy and Linda settle in at a place the town refers to as Lovers' Lane, they think it will be just like any other romantic night out. When a masked figure appears out of nowhere and cuts essential wires out of the car, that notion is thrown out the window. When the masked figure breaks into the car and pulls Sammy out, Linda is left to her own devices when the man then gets into the car with her. The next day, Linda is found on the side of the road, appearing as if she has narrowly escaped death. What police learn the next day is that both victims are still alive, and that Linda had been severely chewed by her attacker. Will this threat be enough to keep young people away from Lovers' Lane, and will the cops be able to find this mysterious, masked phantom?

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Trailer - 2 min 28 sec

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Epitomizing the old campfire tale, what became known as the phantom attacks that hit Texarkana shortly after the end of WWII turned this decent town into something straight out of a horror movie. When Sammy and Linda settle in at a place the town refers to as Lovers' Lane, they think it will be just like any other romantic night out. When a masked figure appears out of nowhere and cuts essential wires out of the car, that notion is thrown out the window.

When the masked figure breaks into the car and pulls Sammy out, Linda is left to her own devices when the man then gets into the car with her. The next day, Linda is found on the side of the road, appearing as if she has narrowly escaped death. What police learn the next day is that both victims are still alive, and that Linda had been severely chewed by her attacker.

Will this threat be enough to keep young people away from Lovers' Lane, and will the cops be able to find this mysterious, masked phantom?

The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a 1976 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 52.

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  • Release Date
    1976
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 26 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (7,210)
  • Metascore
    52