The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

In 1946 this man killed five people... Today he still lurks the streets of Texarkana, Ark.

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Podcast Release Date:
Sep 19, 2023

The Town That Dreaded Sundown Series Episode 1

The Texas Trombone Massacre

Texarkana becomes The Town That Dreaded Sundown after a psycho with a sack over his head starts terrorizing couples necking in secluded makeout spots. Can Oscar-winning Ranger Ben Johnson (Last Picture Show) expect to lead the largest manhunt in US history to this Phantom Killer if his klutzy driver can’t even keep the patrol car on the twisty gravel backroads?  And did Dawn Wells survive three seasons of Gilligan’s Island just to be shot dead in her kitchen? Listen and find out if this 1976 docudrama sheds new light on the unsolved 1946 true story.


Movie Details

Town That Dreaded Sundown
Charles B. Pierce
1 h 26 min
Release Date
24 December 1976
Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.

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