The Town That Dreaded Sundown remake will begin filming this month and we have three more names to add to the cast list. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Joshua Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) will appear in the movie, along with previously announced actors Addison Timlin and Travis Tope.
As we reported recently, the story will “center on a rural Texarkana town that was stalked by a serial killer in 1946. The maniac was never caught and in 2013, he comes back.”
Addison Timlin will star in the movie as a young woman who is the target of a masked killer. Veronica Cartwright will play the grandmother of Timlin’s character, and Travis Tope is playing one of her friends from school. Gary Cole is taking on the role of a deputy who is searching for the killer, while Joshua Leonard will play the deputy assigned to protect the woman (Timlin) and her grandmother.
Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum have teamed up to produce the film, with American Horror Story: Asylum‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon making his feature debut as the director of this project. The script was written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie remake) and filming is expected to begin this May in Louisiana.
The original movie was directed by Charles B. Pierce and distributed by American International Pictures. Shout! Factory recently announced that the original movie will be part of their upcoming Scream Factory line-up and we’ll see it released to Blu-ray this month:
“In 1946, the joy and relief over the ending of World War II, and the happiness over the prosperity that followed, was destroyed for the residents of Texarkana by a series of traumatic experiences that many still remember. In the Spring of that year, five townspeople were brutally murdered and three brought to near death by a masked madman who eluded capture by the Texas Rangers and a host of other law enforcement agencies. This true-to-life thriller is a dramatization of those five still unsolved murders which sent local residents into a panic and caused their town to become an armed camp after sundown.”