“THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN” Remake Premiering on EPIX this Halloween

BH Tilt, Blumhouse’s very new label created to distribute the production company’s distinctly not-wide-release titles is experimenting with just how they get their films out there. So far, it’s included unceremoniously bringing Stephen King adaptation MERCY, THE STRANGERS’ director Bryan Bertino’s Mockingbird, Joe Carnahan’s STRETCH and office thriller NOT SAFE FOR WORK to iTunes this week. Up next is Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s meta remake of the Charles B. Pierce 1976 oddball docudrama stalker THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, which is already slated for premiere on premium movie channel EPIX. 

Playing as part of EPIX’s “Dreadfest” this Halloween weekend alongside its predecessor, THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN 2014 will see a World Television Premiere this Halloween night at 9:30 p.m., and play multiple times throughout the weekend thereafter.

Produced by Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy, the redo has already played a handful of festivals this season including Austin’s Fantastic Fest and LA’s Beyond Fest, where it’s been divisive in reception. The film “picks up sixty-five years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, when the ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching the murderer.”

While certainly a rare choice, heading so swiftly from festival to television, I can imagine fans interested in the film being pleased. You can find the trailer for THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN 2014 below, alongside EPIX’s full Halloween weekend schedule which includes bangers like YOU’RE NEXT and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Friday, October 31st

8:00 pm –  The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

9:30 pm – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) – EPIX WORLD TV PREMIERE   

11:00 pm – Carrie (2013)

12:45 am – You’re Next

2:30 am – Paranormal Activity 4

4:00 am – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

5:30 am – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)


Saturday, November 1st

7:00 am – The Cabin in the Woods

8:40 am – The Blair Witch Project

10:05 am – Carrie (2013)

11:50 am – You’re Next

1:30 pm – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

3:05 pm – The Cabin in the Woods

4:45 pm – Paranormal Activity 4

6:15 pm – Carrie (2013)

8:00 pm – I, Frankenstein

9:45 pm – World War Z

11:45 pm – Paranormal Activity 4


Saturday, November 1st con’t

1:10 am – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (Daylight Savings Time)

1:40 am – Texas Chainsaw (2012)

3:15 am – The Cabin in the Woods

4:50 am – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones


Sunday, November 2nd

6:15 am – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

8:15 am – I, Frankenstein

9:50 am – World War Z

11:50 am – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

1:20 pm – Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

2:50 pm – I, Frankenstein

4:30 pm – World War Z

6:30 pm – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
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