“The Clovehitch Killer” is a film written by Christopher Ford and directed by Duncan Skiles. Dylan McDermott, Samantha Mathis, and Charlie Plummer star in this slow-paced thriller as well.
The setting is a small town in Kentucky that was once menaced by a serial killer known as the Clovehitch Killer. The killer extinguished the lives of ten women before going underground himself a decade before. Dylan McDermott plays the head of a devoutly Christian family who seems to have some darker impulses which are suspected by his teen-age son.
It’s an interesting movie but it moves pretty slow. There were also soon loose threads in the plot that could have been resolved a little neater. The performances were pretty good. Charlie Plummer plays the young son who has a growing suspicion of his father’s previous depraved extracurricular activities. He has an encounter with a young lady with her own reasons to be somewhat obsessed with Clovehitch.
McDermott was well cast in this one, however that is no real surprise. He usually delivers a convincing performance.
There’s not much to make this uniquely memorable, but it was reasonably engaging.