‎31 Days of Horror – Day 14 – “The Town that Dreaded Sundown” (1977)

A very interesting thriller that has been mismarketed as a slasher. The film tells the supposedly tale of a masked man known as the Phantom Killer as he murders six people between February and May 1946. Great production values and solid acting help the film overcome a rough middle act in which not much happens. Decent tension but the Law and Order style narration and the goofy music tend to drain out any suspense. Go in expecting a crime drama instead of a slasher and you may enjoy this one. It was an overall entertaining watch but one that I probably won’t watch anytime again soon. Scream/Shout Factory is planning a 2013 DVD/Blu-ray release.