1976’s The Town that Dreaded Sundown is getting the remake treatment courtesy of producers Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister) and Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who wrote the Carrie reboot.
Deadline reports that Addison Timlin (Californication) has been cast for the role of Jani. The remake’s plot is an interesting twist on the original.
The film “ … takes place in Texarkana, site of the 1946 “Moonlight Murders” that inspired the 1976 cult pic The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Addison Timlin plays Jami, a 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,” Deadline said.
Very meta. Watch the trailer for the original.