The Town That Dreaded Sundown

Movie • 1976 • Crime  

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A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
This movie contains 17 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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There is a scene where the second victim of the Phantom (the killer) is found bound by her wrists to a tree. She is found dead. Later in the movie, the third victim is restrained by her wrists to a tree while still conscious.
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glitchbirds
While it's explicitly mentioned that rape itself didn't occur, the killer is mentioned to have bitten a woman's back, stomach, and breasts- "literally chewed" them. We see bite marks on another victim's body later. Even later, we get confirmation that these biting incidents are sexual in nature. Additionally, in the real life Texarkana killings this film is based on, the killer did in fact sexually assault at least one victim.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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glitchbirds
Sort of, there's an extended sequence where a man dresses as a woman as a disguise and is thoroughly mocked for it by his peers, with multiple jokes made at his expense, and he's jokingly flirted with as though he were a woman. I'd say that if someone is triggered by misgendering, they'd probably at least be uncomfortable with these scenes. (edit: fyi the "are there man in a dress jokes" warning was added to this site like a month after i made this comment lmao. well. im leaving this comment up anyway)
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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glitchbirds
A black man is referred to with a pejorative related to his skin color. This is the only instance of hate speech in the film, if memory serves.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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