I’m a child of the ’80s, so few things fill me with nostalgia like the sight of the Orion Pictures logo. A vital mini-major studio through the 1980s and 1990s (until MGM bought it), it released so many great movies (and terrible films I loved) as I was growing up, including RoboCop, UHF, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Terminator, Bull Durham, and most of the films Woody Allen made while Orion was still around. So watching the trailer for The Town That Dreaded Sundown, which opens with that iconic Orion logo, made me feel warm and fuzzy all over. (At least until the guy with the bag on his head started viciously murdering people. Then the warm fuzzies went away.) Take a look for yourself:
The trail of the tape
Title: The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Screenwriter: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Cast: Addison Timlin, Joshua Leonard, Gary Cole
Release date: TBD.
Tagline: “The smallest towns hide the darkest secrets.”
The entire trailer in one line of dialogue: “He was the Boogeyman, they said.”
The entire trailer in one screengrab:
This Town That Dreaded Sundown is a remake of the one made in 1976 by Charles B. Pierce; personally, I’m most intrigued by the involvement of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who wrote some comics I’ve enjoyed (including Marvel Knights: 4), and worked on the revised version of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, which was surprisingly un-terrible. I may check this one out when it premières at Fantastic Fest (where I will be eight days from todayeeeeeeEEEEE).