Ryan Murphy To Update ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’, Make It Kinky Probably

Friday, January 18 by
 

Ryan Murphy has proved he can’t be categorized. Having found success with drastically different shows — Nip/Tuck, Glee, and The New Normal — he has the golden touch. But it’s the sometimes bonkers to a fault American Horror Story that has solidified him as a hit-maker. So, he’s staying close to the genre with his next film project.

Murphy is teaming up with Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum to remake the 1976 horror classic The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Based on a true story, the film centered on five mysteries murders attributed to The Phantom Killer in the bordertown of Texarkana, Arkansas. Frequent American Horror Story director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will direct. There’s no word yet on how the film will be updated but it’s a safe guess that the Phantom Killer will forgo his classic pillowcase mask for one made of pleather with zippers all over it. (Shock Til You Drop)