The Town That Dreaded Sundown redo is about to roll cameras soon and The Hollywood Reporter says Veronica Cartwright (Alien), Gary Cole (Office Space) and Joshusa Leonard (The Blair Witch Project) are joining the cast. They’ll join Addison Timlin and Travis Tope.
In this redo, Timlin plays a young girl who survives a copycat massacre at the film’s annual tribute screening and sets out to solve the mystery of who’s recreating the unsolved Sackhead murders, using clues from her own past.
According to the site, Cartwright will play the grandmother to Timlin’s character (who lost her parents to an accident). Cole and Leonard are police deputies.
The original film took its inspiration from the 1940s Texarkana murders in which a “Phantom Killer” stalked the town, however, the remake, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, is taking a more “meta” approach.