This Disturbing Town In Texas Is So Creepy It Inspired A Movie

Usually when horror movies say “based on a true story,” it’s just a gimmick to make it more believable. That couldn’t be further from the truth in the case of this iconic film. The Town That Dreaded Sundown tells the story of a masked murderer who terrorized Texarkana in 1946 – and it was so captivating that a sequel was made just a few years ago.

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Have you ever seen this movie? Had you heard of the Phantom Killer before watching it? What other horror movies were based on events that happened in Texas?

For more creepiness in the Lone Star State, check out our previous article: This Haunted Road Trip Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Texas.