Good day, clawers of all things coffin-topped. Theaters this weekend have something for both those interested in domestic thrillers, as both Sam Miller’s No Good Deeds, and Leigh Janiak’s festival-fave indie horror Honeymoon are both out now. No, No Good Deeds doesn’t really delve in horror, but it puts the stellar Idris Elba that much closer to my genre of choice. Somebody give this guy a machete and send him after teenagers!

In smaller news, release dates are all the rage. Relativity will be putting Tom Harper’s The Woman in Black: Angel of Death in theaters on January 30th, during what is generally considered to be the worst time of the year for quality film debuts (and the last few weeks are particularly January-ish.) Mega-producer Jason Blum announced the Blumhouse offshoot BH Tilt, a label that will handle the distribution of horrors that aren’t headed for wide releases yet. The companies’ first slate includes several long-delayed flicks like Joe Carnahan’s Stretch, Joe Johnston’s Not Safe for Work, Chandler Riggs’ Mercy, Patrick Brice’s Creep trilogy, and the film with the trailer you’ll find below.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown’s First Trailer Looks Goddamned Amazing
Ever since it was first announced, I’ve had an admittedly unhealthy level of optimism invested in Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a meta-remake-sequel of Charles B. Pierce’s fairly terrifying 1976 thriller of the same name. The original was based on a series of real-life murders in Texarkana committed by a sack-headed killer who was never caught; this modern-day update takes place in a world where the original film exists, and the murders start happening anew. Check out "anew" poster below.

the town that dreaded sundown

Ryan Murphy, one of the guys behind FX’s American Horror Story, spearheaded this project as producer, and his touch is all over this trailer. I love that the hook of this version twists the mystery behind who is committing the Moonlight Murders. Are we dealing with a sadistic copycat killer with a digitally manipulated voice, or is it some kind of an all-evil spirit dead-set on making people remember its past work? The whole "he’s using this girl as a messenger" tactic is kind of dumb, though Addison Timlin looks like she’ll do a fine job as the token scream queen. And in any case, her family history is supposed to be tied to the murders, so I’ll buy into it. With a cast that also includes Gary Cole, Denis O’Hare, Edward Herrmann and Spencer Treat Clark, The Town That Dreaded Sundown will hit theaters on October 16th. That's my birthday, so it'd be nice if this movie scared the shit out of me, and also if someone bought me some new boxers.

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