The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Pierce, 1976)

I’ve contributed another essay to the Not Coming “31 Days of Horror” series, this time an analysis of Charles B. Pierce’s strange serial killer procedural The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The film has some truly demented and ambitious murder scenes, and I focus on the cinematic aspects of constructing such sequences in my essay. Let’s just say a trombone gets used in new and terrible ways.