The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Yet another gift from TCM. Their little "TCM Underground" (which technically doesn't exist anymore even though they keep showing 'cult classics' in the same time slot) movies bring me such unexpected joy. Anyway, The Town That Dreaded Sundown follows the local sheriff's department and a Texas Ranger as they try to discover who's been terrorizing … Continue reading The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Shadows Run Black (1984)

Movie Reviews by a Mook

Kevin Costner is in this movie as a main character, but he wasn’t even listed in the credits. Seriously, he’s completely left out. They remembered Ambulance Driver #1 but not him.

Shadows Run Black is a “crime thriller” which is really just a slasher film that doesn’t want to admit it’s a slasher film. It’s also not a good slasher film, but we’ll get to that. Basically, the premise is a masked man all in black murders women and makes harassing phone calls to one lady about how he’s her father or some such nonsense. Meanwhile our chosen final girl is a woman in an interracial relationship but whose racist brother is totally trying to stop because he’s trying to be “both her father and her mother.” That’s an exact line. Yes, it sounds gross when he says it.

Look, I’m just gonna go ahead and ruin the twist: the…

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