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
Dylan McDermott wore a prosthetic belly to add weight and help transform his appearance. See more »
The rifle used by the father & son characters has scope mounts but no scope has been fitted to it. Since the rifle has no front sight it is practically useless for any sort of shooting. See more »
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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Well Acted and Well Shot
I was fully engaged the entire way through this film. The shots linger long enough to let the setting breathe and establish the slower pace of life in this quiet town in Kentucky, yet the plot is so engaging one cant help but urge the film into its next plot development. The acting was absolutely incredible by Dylan McDermott, and no one actor stood out as being poor or sub-par. A great way to spend your time, though probably best spent with no distractions and on a rainy afternoon or in the evening when the mood can grasp you.
As stated above, Dylan McDermott absolutely kills it in this role, and all of the dialogue was delivered well by the entire cast. I felt as though the town was established as its own character as some of its inhabitants behave in a manner not quite like what may happen more in the modern day or in a larger, more populated area. The cinematography was executed well, and the brief moments of dry humor in the film were perfectly timed to provide enough relief for the audience.
The protagonist makes some odd choices which I did not feel were fleshed out enough within the context of the film to make sense to me. I have a good idea of what they were going for, but to refrain from spoiling anything, I feel as though the first act could have fleshed out some relationships just a very little bit more than they did - though the relationships were all well established. Additionally, the person from whose perspective we see the film switches for just a little bit in the end of the second act, and I feel as though the film would have benefitted more from just keeping the story being told from the one characters perspective the entire way through.
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