The Clovehitch Killer is in theaters and available on VOD and Digital HD on November 16.
The contemporary idea of a serial killer is a very American phenomenon. In IFC’s new offering The Clovehitch Killer, director Duncan Skiles and writer Christopher Ford dissect it with chilling accuracy.
Tyler Burnside (Charlie Plummer) is a young upstanding citizen from a small town in Kentucky that a decade ago was ravaged by a spate of serial killings which were never solved. The murders are the proverbial ghost which haunt the town, with an annual remembrance attended by all local citizens from the adults who survived it to the children who weren’t even alive when the killings began. It’s a perfect representation of the hold that these killers have on the national psyche, taking over and quickly becoming an obsession, especially when they evade capture.