Horrorpack unboxing and The Town That Dreaded Sundown Review

Danger and Mort open the January 2017 Horrorpack and choose one movie to watch and review

 

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Read Below for our review of the film…watch the video for a synopsis and Horrorpack review.

 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown From Horrorpack

Danger’s Review

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

This is a reimagining of the original 1976 slasher flick that is loosely based on true events. I had no previous knowledge of that film, and if not for an article in Rue Morgue this would have gone unnoticed as well.

I would compare this to a really gory live action version of Scooby Doo. Our heroine is seemingly in no real danger as the killer is using her as a vessel to spread his presence through town. You’re left with a murder mystery, as you spend the duration of the film trying to figure out who is under the burlap sack, instead of hoping for the safety of the lead.

If any new characters show up after the first couple scenes, rest assured they will be taken out in horrific fashion within a few minutes. The deaths are gruesome and creative, if not a bit absurd.

We climax in true Scooby fashion, with the antagonist being unmasked by our hero. After the villain reveals his motives I was waiting for him to state he would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for those meddling kids.

Like, let’s get outta here, Scoob.

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The Town the Dreaded Sundown…Remake(?)

After research we learned that this is a remake of a 1970’s film, which I haven’t seen or heard anything about. The title stuck out due to the magazine advertisements that Danger and I have come across, which was a big selling point for the movie.

The movie starts out in a grindhouse horror style, smashing through the 4th wall on multiple occasions and using various camera angles to make the viewer uneasy. There are also what appear to be nods to other directors/film styles throughout the movie. Horror buffs will notice a lot of familiarities, and will love the assorted kill scenes.

If not for the copious amounts of blood, graphic violence and gore, one would think this was simply a suspense movie. We get the sense early on that our female lead character will survive through the end, possibly mentally unstable as her friends and loved ones are slaughtered around her. If this were an 80’s slasher movie the end scene would have shown her in a straight jacket in an insane asylum with the sack over her head, poised to take over for the killer in the 8-10 sequels that follow.

The reveal seemed forced and cobbled together, but not even the cheap shot of a ‘twist’ ending (that was, quite frankly, insulting to the viewers intelligence) could ruin this suspenseful bloody masterpiece.

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