I saw Charles B. Pierce‘s original The Town That Dreaded Sundown a long time ago, and I recall it being particularly scary.
What made it so was the fact–did I mention that it’s based on a true story?–that there wasn’t a rhyme or reason for the actions of the killer that anyone could see.
Five or six people were killed in Texarkana, TX and the murderer seemed to vanish as quickly as he appeared.
As a young person nothing was scarier than the fact that a psychopath–admittedly an old one by then–was just walking about, looking just like anyone else, hiding a terrible secret.
Having seen the original, and comparing it to the trailer for the continuing adventures (technically appear to be a reboot, since it takes place after the original murders), I am not optimistic that it’s going to remain true to what happened prior.
And what makes it worse is all the supernatural mumbo-jumbo the trailer more than once hints at.