Texan-born Alfonso Gomez-Rejón’s debut feature, The Town That Dreaded Sundown will be unleashed on UK cinemas this Friday, 17 April. A meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name, this fresh take on the original finds the small town of Texarkana catapulted back into a nightmare in the light of a sudden surge of killings resembling the original ‘moonlight murders’ that took place 65 years earlier.
To celebrate the UK release of the film Metrodome has commissioned an exclusive piece of artwork, by acclaimed horror designer Graham Humphreys, to produce a limited edition print. The poster plays on the film’s old school vibes with nods to the ‘70s cult classic and the ‘40s true life murder spree.
Graham Humphreys is a freelance illustrator and poster designer with more than thirty year’s experience in the horror business; probably most renowned for his iconic artwork for the original UK releases of The Evil Dead and Nightmare on Elm Street as well his original pieces designed each year for Film4FrightFest.
Still working in a traditional paint medium, Graham continues to work within the genre he loves and this Halloween will see the publication of a book featuring his horror art, entitled ‘Graham Humphreys: Drawing Blood’. The book launch will be supported by an exhibition at The Proud Gallery, London.
We’ll leave you to enjoy a sneak peek of the exclusive UK poster together with a SCREAM: The Horror Magazine exclusive clip of The Town That Dreaded Sundown ahead of Friday’s premiere. In case you missed it, you can also check out a recent interview with Alfonso Gomez-Rejón over here: https://www.screamhorrormag.com/alfonso-gomez-rejon-talks-the-town-that-dreaded-sundown/
Words: Howard Gorman (@HowardGorman)