The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

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A shocking revelation turns a teenage boy's world upside down in this chilling look at the evil that can lurk below even the most wholesome surface. Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer) is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad (Dylan McDermott). Only one thing troubles the quiet Kentucky town he lives in: the unsolved murders--in which ten women were brutally tortured and killed by a psychopath known as Clovehitch--that rocked the community more than a decade ago. When Tyler discovers a cache of disturbing images in his father's possession, he begins to suspect that the man he trusts most in the world may be Clovehitch--and that his deadly rampage may not be over. With unrelenting tension, director Duncan Skiles crafts a picture-perfect vision of the all-American family--and then piece by piece rips it to shreds.

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Critic Reviews for The Clovehitch Killer

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Offers an intriguing perspective on the darker side of American values, but lacks the conviction to entirely expose the cultural contradictions that often enable compulsive murderers.

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This atypical serial-killer thriller distinguishes itself in resisting thrills - let alone any actual violence - till well past its halfway point...

Sep 27, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Clovehitch Killer is a truly scary and surprisingly thoughtful flick which transcends the trappings of its genre roots with sterling direction and a minimalistic approach to horror.

Nov 12, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The Clovehitch Killer is one of the best horror films to come out this year. It's intelligent and subversive, and it captures the banality of small-town life perfectly.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's not only a realistic portrait of a conservative Middle America but a devastating portrayal of what happens when a family goes murderously awry.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Skiles' direction and Plummer's performance, plus the focus on darkness permeating a small town suburbia, lends the film a My Friend Dahmer-esque vibe that will undoubtedly attract a sizeable following

Oct 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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