A feature film from 2018 has found new life within the streaming platform, and has positioned itself among the first to watch.
The arrival of broadcasting has changed the way we consume series and movies. Despite the fact that we recently saw the premiere of a large number of titles, we also found some older productions that sometimes became hits.
That’s exactly what’s happening on Netflix with The Clovehitch Killer, a 2018 feature film that has positioned itself as the most watched movie on the platform in recent days.
The Duncan Skiles-directed film had its premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and later had a limited theatrical release in the United States. Now it has found a new life on Netflix, ranking in the top ten in many countries, and in the top five in Latin America.
Everything goes perfectly within the Burnside family, until the teenage son begins to suspect that his father has a dark secret. The 16-year-old makes a terrible discovery he never would have made and begins to become convinced that his father may be a serial killer that has killed 13 people in the past decade.
The film is based on the story of serial killer Dennis Rader, better known as BTK. He was a sexual predator that killed more than a dozen people between 1974 and 1990, under the credo: “Tie them, torture them, kill them,” hence the English acronym that identifies him. This character appeared in the first season of the Mindhunter series, and is also available on Netflix.
In the case of The Knot Killer, it has mostly positive reviews. It currently has 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics’ consensus indicates that the film survived largely thanks to the performances of its heroes. Although it manages to generate some suspense and tension, it’s not enough to sustain the entire story. Long ago, prolific writer Stephen King recommended this title.
The film features performances by Charlie Plummer, Dylan McDermott, Samantha Morton, and Madison Petty. Duration is 110 minutes.