Episode 285: Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)


In the most Brian pick of the last 12 months, we head to Texarkana and visit THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1974). Is this movie an unrealistic take on an actual rash of murders? Yes. Does its tone change more than a MySpace model's hair? Yes. Is it good? Well, we're not entirely sure, but we think... maybe? Listen to us hash it out this week on Horror Movie Night!

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Quote of the Episode:

"These are people's lives. The murders are real." - Brian

More 70's Horror Films

Brian must really dislike his cohosts, because he seems to only pick movies that inflict mental anguish on them, and this week is no except - 1974's made-for-TV BAD RONALD. Not quite the typical Hallmark Movie of the Week fodder, it's still painfully tame and slow, and Matt and Scott are wondering if they need to take away Brian's ability to pick movies to discuss, as he obviously cannot be trusted with this kind of power.

Nobody really thinks creepy kid movies work anymore, right? See that, Brian? Your decision to subject us to DEVIL TIMES FIVE, aka PEOPLE TOYS (1974) was a fool's errand, like trying to seduce a mentally-handicapped giant of a man while wearing sexy negligee… Or so we learned watching this week's movie. It's bad, so we have a couple things to say about it.

Brian's love of bad 70s exploitation/horror is well-known on the show, and this week he subjected his unsuspecting cohosts to 1971's WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS! There's a lot of riding motorcycles while intoxicated (tsk tsk) and satanic rituals, but not much actual werewolf action. Join us as we scratch our collective head at this weird movie, which Brian has NO shame about choosing!