Serial killer drama coming this November from IFC Midnight
Films charting small-town serial killers and their effect on the population are omnipresent in cinema, literature and television and yet Duncan Skiles’ directorial debut THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER is just a dash different. And it’s that kink in convention that makes it such a shocking and hypnotic piece of work.
The film stars Charlie Plummer (ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD) as Tyler, a teenager coming-of-age in a Christian bible-belt community recovering from the grip of a serial sex-killer. Tyler is just discovering girls and one night, when taking a young lady out on a date, she discovers a crumpled image of a woman bound and gagged stuffed down the passenger seat of his truck. Repulsed, she asks to be taken home, despite Tyler’s insistence that the picture is not his and he’s telling the truth. Because this truck actually belongs to his dad Don (Dylan McDermott, AMERICAN HORROR STORY), an upstanding member of the community and a loving family man.
As Tyler begins finding more evidence that his father may be hiding a dark secret, Don gets more and more agitated. Are Tyler’s increasing suspicions that his dad is the still-at-large “Clovehitch Killer” unfounded? Or does the ultimate horror hold court in his home?
THE CLOVEHITCH KILLER is in theaters, On Demand and Digital HD starting November 16, 2018.
Read our exclusive interview with Skiles in DELIRIUM #18, now available HERE.