TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Filmmakers are going back to "The Town That Dreaded Sundown." Next week, the crew behind the movie made in the 70's will be shooting in Downtown Texarkana, Arkansas, the town where the actual murders took place.
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.
Officials say Monday, June 17th through Wednesday, June 19th, film crews will block off sections of Downtown Texarkana. The barricades are going up from the Federal Courthouse and the post office on Broad Street.
We're told parts of Laurel Street may also be closed.