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?
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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