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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Garrick Turrell
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Sarah
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Kevin
Brandon Carroll ...
Rusty
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Reed
Holly Voges ...
Carla
Kelsey Munger ...
Elisabeth
Michael Anthony Miller ...
Steven
Ed Hanson ...
Mr. Harper
Frank Stack ...
Elderly Man
Whitney Moore ...
Daphne
Gabriel Wallace ...
Warner
Kirstin Denise Racicot ...
Chelsea
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Craig
Cathe Frank ...
Maddy
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An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence and images, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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Užasan Način za Umiranje  »

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Outside of very few scenes, the cinematography is done with minimal lighting and/or very soft-focused cameras to give the film a very dark edge. See more »

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[first lines]
Garrick Turrell: I must have... I must have dozed off or something. I apologize.
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Features Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) See more »

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The Four Seasons - Winter
Written by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by U.S. Air Force Band
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A quiet, unsettling piece of filmmaking
8 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very mature, organic, moody, restrained, dark, character driven drama/thriller that took its time going down a tense, sometimes terrifying path. The movie was filmed in a very artistic, independent, simplistic way that connects the viewer with the characters in a personal way that makes the ordeal effective and all too real which makes the sinister acts very disturbing and chilling. The film has a very familiar theme that we've seen before as a serial killer escapes from prison and begins to kill again but to me it hasn't quite been done like this before and makes the thriller different from the norm and ends on a surprising and powerful note. The movie did have suspense in it and some bloody scenes but it's done in a less is more way making it have a classic feel but this movie is smarter than that and relied more on character depth, performances and story than anything else which it mostly succeeded on. Overall if you like your serial killer movies to have a more deeper meaning and not over the top like it was back in the day you might find something to appreciate about A Horrible Way To Die but don't expect a lot of gore, scares and action but more on mood, atmosphere and suspense and even at that it a pretty slow burn of a movie but a decent one at that. 6 out of 10


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