The Town That Dreaded Sundown
It's certainly a capable film, bearing the hallmarks of Pierce's previous film with narration making up a decent part of the storytelling and it's in Texarkana to boot. It feels much like an extended reenactment like you would find on Unsolved Mysteries, though with ill-fitting comedic elements that serve only to hamper the film. Which is a shame, as the murder set pieces are damn good.
The killer, whose look it appears the F13 crew ripped off for Jason in Part 2, mainly stalks couples on lovers lanes. And he doesn't play around. There's a tension that creeps ever upward as we see the killer zero in on his hapless victims before springing on them. He'll punch through windows, hang off your car and even shoot you in your house if you're unlucky enough to be chosen. And he doesn't say a word. The chase scene with Dawn Wells is a highlight of the film and is a rather intense affair. It's a shame that right after it finishes that they have an ill-advised comic relief bit with a lady and a cat jumping out of a garbage can.
Not the worst way to spend a night and some scenes are downright chilling. I just can't stop wondering why they would have a bumbling cop in there like he was a refugee from Smokey and the Bandit. Odd. Well worth checking out, especially if you can catch it on TCM as the print they showed was absolutely gorgeous.