I am a true crime buff. Hollywood doesn’t appear to shy away from these horrifying incidents. Sometimes they put out films that come of like low class money grabs. I don’t want to be critical of people and their effort. It just feels that there is no interest to present the events in a manner that is respectful. That is why I can say that the film “The Clovehitch Killer” is not one of those types of movies.
The Clovehitch Killer is a suspense driven story loosely based on the murders committed by Dennis Rader also known as BTK. The story is what would happen if you discovered that your God-fearing and personal hero father was actually a psychosexual murder? How would that discovery impact you and what are your responsibilities to stop him. This is the movie. This movie handles these subjects with grace that is acceptable since we know that Denis Rader actually tortured and killed a lot of people.
This film is so suspenseful and went in directions I never expected. I was impressed with how they took a story we all are familiar only to create something that felt new. The strength of the film is the use of a story and not the normal reliance on jump scares and gore to claim stake in the oversaturated world of horror movies. The film’s focus on the town and the people but not the serial killer proved to be a successful direction to take. Dylan McDermott was amazing. I know people clamor to defend the acting of Toni Collette in Hereditary. And it was impressive as hell. But Dylan’s transformation to a God-loving sexual sadist was alarming and incredible. You knew the danger that was underneath his facade was just beyond your view. That is how it really was. It was there in plain view for people to view or be viewed by. Just a great film. #checkthismovieout
Just found the full film on youtube.
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