MGM returning to The Town That Dreaded Sundown

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ryan-murphy-jason-blum-teaming-413554
    Never seen the original, but it sounds interesting. Most intrigued by the choice of director. His episodes of AHS have been incredible. I could see him having quite a career ahead of him.

    Trailer of the original:
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    Sounds cool.

    Guess I'll have to add the original movie to my queue.
     
  3. Sawyer High King

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    Hearing about it being in the same vein as Fincher's Zodiac is quite pleasing. :up:
     
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    This is a perfect movie to remake. The original is a sort of proto-slasher (the killer in this one predates Friday the 13th part 2's tater-sack killer look) and it has some effective moments (including one of the most bizarre kills I've seen in one these types of movies), but the phony docudrama approach doesn't always work and the tone is all over the place, in particular some would be broad comedy that does not work at all. In a lot of ways it's very similar to Charles B Pierce's other horror movie, The Legend of Boggy Creek, in that it ranges from working very well one minute to nearly unwatchable the next (though Town That Dreaded Sundown is overall the more successful of the two).

    With the right approach, this could make for a very effective creep-fest, in tone somewhere between Zodiac and a slasher movie. Hopes are up for this one.
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/town-that-dreaded-sundown-remake-addison-timlin/
     
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    This looks like it could be genuinely scary. Looking forward to it.:up:
     
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    Looks like they might actually pull this off. I wish Netflix had the original, not seen it in many years.

    Little known fact: The original theatrical poster was painted by then unknown Ralph McQuarrie

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    I haven't seen the original, but have heard a few good things about it.

    Trailer was good. The film looks like it was shot really well.
     
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    Just read the wiki article on the murders the film is based off of. I cant even imagine what itd be like to live in a town gripped in that kind of terror. Its stuff like this that make me want to invest in a 9mm for my dash. Gives me the wiggins.
     
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    The best thing about this remake is that Orion Pictures is back. Even the logo's the same!
     
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    I didn't know Orion revived itself as a theatrical entity. That would explain the VOD release for Sundown... it's a shame, it looks scary enough for a nationwide release.
     
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    Not a fan of the horror genre as a whole but the movies I do like in it are the oldschool slasher type flicks and this looks really good. :up:
     
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    Pierce was really good at making movies with a budget of like a quarter and a pack of bubblegum and yet somehow making them effective (mostly). It'll be interesting to see what these guys can do with more money and more modern effects.
     
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    Looks good, should be a nice honor to the original which i enjoyed for 20 years since i rented it on video.

    Orion is back!
     
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    I got pretty excited when I saw that. Hadn't realized how long it's been since I've seen it on something new.
     
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    Not sure how long it's been available but I found this on Netflix streaming earlier tonight. Pretty darned good, too.
     
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    I saw this a couple of months back and thought it was alright.

    Thing that impressed me the most was how great it looked.
     
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    I saw this not too long ago and thought it was pretty good. Not great, but good enough.
     
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    I liked it though it was kinda boring at some points.
     

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