A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home.
The line between Horror and Thriller seems to get thinner every year, luckily for most of us Horror fans we seem to love both.
Someone had recommended this film to me as they know I have an interest in true crime and I’m always up for a serial killer Thriller, who isn’t? I was quite looking forward to it as I usually enjoy these types of films but I do always try and keep my expectations low so as not to get disappointed.
From the beginning though I was a bit sceptical as the plot just seemed to unfold very quickly and I found myself quite confused about it, but I persevered hoping all would be explained. I’m certainly glad that I did as I was rewarded with a great story that kept my attention and interest.
I’ll try not to give too much away but what I will say is that this I feel this film will have a polarizing audience, some of you may find this quite a boring viewing, but some of you may enjoy the slower pace of the feature. This is a film that puts its story front and centre and I admire the filmmakers confidence for doing that.
For me, as much as I did enjoy the film (I loved the story) I could’ve done with a bit more suspense but that’s my personal taste. It may also disappoint some Horror fans looking for something gory, this film goes more for the psychological jugular. I have to give kudos to the cast, everyone gives us an excellent performance.
“The Clovehitch Killer” is obviously based on a true crime case but I don’t want to say who as it may give the story away. As I said earlier, the film is certainly not for everyone, for those who are willing to give it a chance I think you’re in for a treat.
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I liked this film for how daringly different it was compared to most serial killer thrillers that came before. I always like to be refreshed every now and then by a film that breaks from tradition. The cast did a fine job. Especially Dylan McDermott and I can see how this paved the way for his great breakthrough in Law & Order: Organized Crime. Everyone likes films for their own reasons and I will always be grateful for filmmakers who can encourage that freedom for its audiences. Thanks for your review.
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