A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home.


Duncan Skiles
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Cast overview:
Dylan McDermott ... Don Burnside
Charlie Plummer ... Tyler Burnside
Samantha Mathis ... Cindy Burnside
Madisen Beaty ... Kassi
Brenna Sherman ... Susie Burnside
Lance Chantiles-Wertz ... Billy
Emma Jones Emma Jones ... Amy
Jonathan K. Riggs ... Pastor Randy (as Jonathan Riggs)
Kat Pérez ... Friendly Woman
Janet Scott Janet Scott ... Barbara Donnelly
Mark A. Nash ... Uncle Rudy (as Mark Nash)
Stan Simonov Stan Simonov ... Sheriff
Michael Urriquia ... Rich Guy
Mike Cortese Mike Cortese ... Young Father / Mr. Devlin


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 Andrew Lauer

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Every family, every man, has a secret. See more »


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Dylan McDermott wore a prosthetic belly to add weight and help transform his appearance. See more »


The Leadership Camp would have contacted Tyler's family as soon as they realized he didn't show up. See more »


[first lines]
Tyler Burnside: [narrating] 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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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


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The neverending story...
6 April 2019 | by W011y4m5See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kentucky, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,175, 18 November 2018

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1.78 : 1
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