Like The Fog, The Town That Dreaded Sundown was also recently given the plush, features-heavy Scream Factory DVD/Blu-ray revival—consider this the perfect chance to catch up with a true cult classic.
Co-starring Dawn "Mary Ann" Wells (of Gilligan's Island fame), director Charles B. Pierce's film is presented as a fictionalized reenactment, like the ones you'd see in old TV shows like Sightings and Unsolved Mysteries. It's antagonist is the "Phantom Killer," who, between February and May of 1946, committed a string of homicides in the Texarkana (Texarkana, Texas, and Texarkana, Arkansas), dubbed as "the Moonlight Murders." Of the eight people the Phantom Killer encountered, five lost their lives. The Phantom was never caught.