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 is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad. 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, which 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.Written by
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The first murder happened before I was born. The killer called himself Clovehitch, after his favorite type of knot. Our town lived in fear, and then, ten years ago, he stopped.
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The neverending story...
At times extremely effective, deeply disturbing & uncomfortable to watch, The Clovehitch Killer is a relatively satisfying & well made film that's worth a watch - but it's also a classic example of a movie that doesn't know when to end - dragging out the resolution until you're willing the credits to start rolling; every scene feels like it's setting up the conclusion until it's followed by yet another & you're left impatiently waiting for the crescendo, which is tedious, frustrating & disappointing.
However, the performances sell the entire film & there's palpable tension between characters in emotionally charged scenes so the conflict is incredibly well done & regardless of its faults, it's still a good film - despite being unnecessarily long & drawn out.
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