The Clovehitch Killer Reviews

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December 7, 2018
This could happen anywhere, and that is, perhaps the most chilling aspect of the film.
December 6, 2018
The Clovehitch Killer is too predictable to be a compelling thriller, but too hollow to be taken seriously as a critique of middle-class rot.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 5, 2018
Though bloodless it keeps you squirming in your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 30, 2018
Given the strong performances and admirable restraint from genre conventions, it's a shame this murder mystery comes unraveled as easily as it does.
November 27, 2018
While I had really enjoyed it and was glued to the screen, when it ended, there was a feeling of "What was the point?"
November 27, 2018
The Clovehitch Killer might stratify some genre fans but it's much quieter than you would expect walking in.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 19, 2018
While The Clovehitch Killer will often leave you feeling uncomfortable and helpless, it's a thrilling reminder that it's better to face your problems than to repress them.
November 19, 2018
This is a movie that creates fear out of creepy moments and by playing on the natural desire of wanting to feel safe with family. There's no need for blood or excessive acts of violence when the scares are this unsettling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2018
Burns slowly, but its restrained approach creates an unsettling mood and generates some genuine chills along the way, thanks to its two fine lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 16, 2018
Skiles's film doesn't care so much if you think you know how it ends, even if you're right. It's all about twisting the knife in the process of confirming those fears.
November 16, 2018
As good as Plummer and McDermott are here, [writer Christopher D. Ford] ultimately writes himself into a corner that requires actions in the final act that don't ring true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 15, 2018
The Clovehitch Killer is a subdued thriller that never sacrifices its fascinating study of a unique father-son dynamic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2018
Unlike so many recent horror movies, The Clovehitch Killer is patient with its thrills, almost excruciatingly so.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 15, 2018
The Clovehitch Killer is the biggest and best surprise so far in 2018. Intelligent, engrossing, and chilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 15, 2018
An excellent McDermott embodies Don with just enough strangeness to keep audiences from knowing precisely where The Clovehitch Killer is heading.
November 15, 2018
What occurs in this movie isn't a means to expose those "accomplices in silence" as wrong, though. No, The Clovehitch Killer seems to be condoning them.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
November 15, 2018
McDermott is admirably unsettling, and Luke McCoubrey's artfully sterile cinematography adds an air of suffocating wholesomeness that can make you squirm.
November 15, 2018
This is a really slow burn...too slow, in fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2018
First-time feature director Duncan Skiles brings some spooky atmosphere to a smart script by Christopher Ford.
November 13, 2018
McDermott's matter-of-factness during increasingly disturbing behavior is skin crawling, made all the more eerie set in Skiles's depiction of small town virtue.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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