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The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Movie, 2014 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Assassino Invisível (Brazil)
  • Warte, bis es dunkel wird (Germany)
  • Espera hasta que se haga de noche (Spain)

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Terra US

2015-09-03 00:31

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Somewhat of a sequel to the 1976 film:
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Buc84 US

2015-09-05 20:24

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Based somewhat on a true story,a string of (still unsolved!) murders in Texarkana,Texas/Arkansas in the late '40s?

jpts AU

2016-03-07 10:09

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Buc84 wrote Based somewhat on a true story,a string of (still unsolved!) murders in Texarkana,Texas/Arkansas in the late '40s?


Yes, the Texarkana Moonlight Murders; the series of attacks and murders committed by the Phantom Killer in and around Texarkana at the Texas-Arkansas Stateline between the 22nd February and the 3rd May 1946.

These were:

James "Jimmy" Hollis and Mary Jeanne Larey- Attacked at a secluded road off Richmond Road near the Beverly Area of Texarkana on the night of the 22nd February 1946.

In the attack, Jimmy Hollis was taking his girlfriend home after a double date when they decided stop at a local lover's lane; about 100 yards from the last row of houses, both described their attacker that he wore a white mask over his head.

Richard Griffin and Polly Ann Moore- Shot in Griffin's 1941 Oldsmobile Sedan on Rich Road (now South Robson Road) near a railway spur; about 100 yards south of US Highway 67 West near Club Dallas on the night 23rd March 1946.

They were last seen by Griffin's sister; Eleanor Griffin and her boyfriend; J.A. Proctor at 10 PM at a café on West 7th Street (now part of US Highway 67 West), their bodies were found by a passing motorist on the morning of the 24 March 1946.

Paul Martin and Betty Jo Booker- Shot on North Park Road near Spring Lake Park on the Arkansas side of Texarkana in the early hours of the 14th April 1946.

They were last seen at around 1:30 AM when Paul picked up Betty Jo from the VFW Club at the intersection of the West 4th and Oak Street where she was playing her saxophone with her band; The Rythmaires to take her to a slumber party across town.

Martin's body was found at 6:30 AM by G.H. Weaver and his family on the edge of North Park Road, while Booker's body was found by members of Boyd Family and their friend; Ted Schoeppey about 5 hours later; at 11:30 AM behind a tree; about 2 miles from Martin's body.

Martin's 1946 Ford Club Coupe was found parked outside the Spring Lake Park; about 3 miles from Booker's body and 1.55 miles from Martin's body with the keys in the ignition.

Walter "Virgil" and Katherine "Katie" Stark- Shot through the window of their living room at their farmhouse on US Highway 67 East; about 10 miles northeast of Texarkana on the night of the 3rd May 1946.

Virgil Stark was died instantly, while Katie Stark managed to stumble out of the house to the home of her sister and her husband; across the street but no-one was home, so had to stumble to the home of A.V. Prater and his family; about 50 yards from the Starks' home where she collapsed, Prater then fired his rifle in the air to summon another neighbour; Elmer Taylor, Prater then told Taylor to get his car.

Taylor then drove the Prater Family along with Katie Stark to the Michael Meagher Hospital (now the Miller County Health Unit) on Walnut Street where she gave Taylor one of her teeth with a gold filling.

Katie Stark survived the shooting with two bullet wounds to the face; one entering her right cheek; beside the nose and emerging behind the left ear and the other one entering her lower jaw; below the lower lip, resulting in breaking the jaw and splintering several teeth and lodging under tongue.

This film also featured the actual articles from the Texarkana Gazette on the murders.

-- Last edit: 2018-10-05 13:58:01

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