Trailer: A young boy suspects his father of being The Clovehitch Killer

The Clovehitch Killer Duncan Skiles Dylan McDermott

I always find it fascinating, and of course deeply troubling, when I hear about a serial killer who was able to carry on a normal family life in between sessions of murdering people. How these killers are able to have loving, caring relationships with their spouses and children while also wanting to do horrific things to others is something I can't comprehend. So director Duncan Skiles and writer Christopher Ford have really caught my attention with their film THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER, which deals with that sort of subject.

Starring Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis, and Madisen Beaty, the film has the following synopsis: 

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 (Plummer) is a Boy Scout, a volunteer at his local church, and the dutiful son of an upstanding, community leader dad (McDermott). 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 — that 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. 

Increasing my interest in this film even further is the fact that McDermott recently blew me away with his performance in the film JOSIE, so I'm totally on board to watch him play a dweeby dad who may be a homicidal maniac.

IFC Films will be releasing THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER in theatres and on VOD November 16th. The trailer can be seen below.



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