The Town That Dreaded Sundown
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This thriller -- based on actual events -- tells in a pseudo-documentary-style of the murders of five people by a man in post-WWII Arkansas. This mystery was still considered unsolved at the time of its release. ~ Kristie Hassen, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A spooky dramatization of actual events, but in the end it feels like a docudrama more than a horror film."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The true story is so fascinating that it overcomes most of the film-making flaws."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Uses simple period detail and underpopulated settings to convey an anti-Mayberry notion of the South as a place haunted by unsolved, unavenged murder -- an idea that ties this fact-based tale to the genuine horror of the region's civil rights murders."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Leaves us with such striking moments of stark, raw terror, that it puts many less serious horror films to shame."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Plainly dated and a bit slow, but there are also some solid chills and it makes a respectable attempt at historical accuracy."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Most students of horror cinema will slap themselves awake solely for the murder scenes, which generally don't reward one's attention."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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