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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.
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.
Unlike so many recent horror movies, The Clovehitch Killer is patient with its thrills, almost excruciatingly so.
McDermott is admirably unsettling, and Luke McCoubrey's artfully sterile cinematography adds an air of suffocating wholesomeness that can make you squirm.
First-time feature director Duncan Skiles brings some spooky atmosphere to a smart script by Christopher Ford.
Offers an intriguing perspective on the darker side of American values, but lacks the conviction to entirely expose the cultural contradictions that often enable compulsive murderers.
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.
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.
The Clovehitch Killer is a subdued thriller that never sacrifices its fascinating study of a unique father-son dynamic.
The Clovehitch Killer is the biggest and best surprise so far in 2018. Intelligent, engrossing, and chilling.
An excellent McDermott embodies Don with just enough strangeness to keep audiences from knowing precisely where The Clovehitch Killer is heading.
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.
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