The Clovehitch Killer

by Glenn Lovell

I’m betting “Cloverhitch Killer” will bring a sinister smile to Stephen King’s lips.

It’s a creepily effective character study-serial killer mystery that should resonate with anyone who has followed the recent Golden State Killer arrest …

It’s right up there with the original “Stepfather” and Bill Paxton’s “Frailty” as a portrait of the All-American bread-winner who can’t quite control his darkest impulses …

Dylan McDermott, in his chanciest role yet, is the scout-leader father whose pet aphorisms and corny dinner-table patter always seem a little too forced, rehearsed …

Editor-turned-director Duncan Skiles’s sophomore effort provides more proof — if more is needed after “Lean on Pete” and “All the Money in the World” — that Charlie Plummer is the next Leonardo diCaprio —

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