Colours Highlight: The Town that Dreaded Sundown.

The Town that Dreaded Sundown directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

Cinematographer: Michael Goi.

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) is a very rare remake in that it’s actually pretty decent and though the screenplay may lack some originality and inventiveness the cinematography is just playful enough to make this southern fried thriller into a good time.

The film utilizes many different colours to spread its dread across but it’s the primary colour of orange just reinforces the madness and hopelessness. While there are also notes of yellow and for me, this indicates the suffering and anxiety but also the decay of this town’s safety.

There are also notes of blue with hints of white, where the danger, tragedy, and tension are highlighted. Green also makes slight appearances and that’s just to highlight the danger existing within the town.