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Horror film production leads to street closures in downtown Shreveport

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Filming for the 1976 remake of "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" will disrupt traffic at several Shreveport locations between May 29 and June 18.

It's a remake of 1976 horror film directed by Charles B. Pierce, who also directed The Legend of Boggy Creek, about the "Fouke Monster," a Bigfoot-type creature seen in the Fouke, AR area since the 1950s.

Sundown is based on a series of actual murders attributed to a man dubbed locally as the Phantom Killer, who murdered 5 people between February and May of 1946. It happened in and around the City of Texarkana, in rural areas of Bowie Co., TX and Miller Co., AR. The "Phantom Killer" was never identified by law enforcement and never apprehended.

The IMDb synopsis for the film says it's about "a young woman who survives a massacre at an annual screening of 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown' and looks to her past to help figure out who is recreating the murders."

Addison Timlin (Derailed, Californication) is cast in the lead role.

Filming will create closures at these locations:

7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, to 1 a.m. on Wednesday
There will be interruptions of traffic on Milam Street between Louisiana Avenue and McNeill Street. 
 
5:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, to 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.
There will be interruptions of traffic on Market Street between Wall Street and Marshall Street. 
 
7 p.m. Monday, June 17, to 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. 
There will be interruptions of traffic on Texas Avenue between Murphy Street and Linwood Avenue. 
 
Authorities ask that you avoid these areas and/or take alternate routes.

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