The Best of Terror 2015: Top 66 Franchise Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the best 11% of 600 horror movie reviews. Movies are classified according to their genres, subgenres, moods and antagonists. They are sorted according to the sum of various ratings: stars, story, creativity, acting, quality and rewatchability.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown

A masked serial killer terrorizes a community.

 

United States
2014
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Character Focus: 
Serial Killer Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trickster: 
Impostor
Franchise Sequel
Franchise Remake
Franchise Re-imagining
5.04
Hack, slash, repeat!
3.04
3.04
7.04
8
2
3
3
Photography
Plot
Editing
This is a sequel to the 1976 slasher by the same name that behaves in fact like a remake. We are led to presume that the killer is a copycat since the events of the original production took place in 1946. A theory suggests that he might be motivated by the 1976 movie itself. We center more on a victim than Texas Rangers, this time around, but they are still significant to the procedural.
How does this compare to the original installment? There is more emphasis on gore, for one thing, the whodunit experience is more fulfilling and, aside a few silly murders, the slapstick parts of the old script were written off. The editing gets a 2014 polish and offers remarkable transitions when toggling between the 1946 mayhem, the shooting of the 1976 film and present time.
The "Phantom Killer" is a somewhat faster, less ghastly and more vocal version of Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees. He isn’t exactly memorable but embodies everything fans love about plausible slashers. The makers made sure to keep their antagonist and their story pure, quintessential, and reminiscent of the late seventies. You can still expect fun surprises along the way.
Alternate Titles: 
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Remake
The Town That Dreaded Sundown 2
The Town That Dreaded Sundown Part 2
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