A Horrible Way to Die
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Notorious serial killer Garrick Turrell (AJ Bowen) has just escaped police custody and resumed his killing spree. His former girlfriend and recovering alcoholic Sarah (Amy Seimetz) has recently moved to a small Midwestern town and is trying to put her life back together. She regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, where she meets fellow addict Kevin (Joe Swanberg). Kevin is romantically interested in Sarah, but she remains withdrawn: her past continues to haunt her and may soon catch up with her, as Garrick is leaving a trail of bodies in his hunt to find her... -- (C) Anchor Bay

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A restrained, ripely atmospheric thriller that relies more on mood than on special effects."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"offers a visual restraint and a melancholic lyricism that make it quite unlike anything else in the otherwise overcrowded serial killer genre... a story of love and death, addiction and self-control, the wages of sin and the long road to redemption."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"an effectively intense and moody horror film that rests on its writing and acting rather than subscribing to rote depictions of violence."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, ShockTillYouDrop.com
"The scrambled timeline seems like an effort to disguise a paucity of original ideas. It'll be interesting to see what Wingard can do when he actually gets hold of some."
‑ Sam Adams, AV Club
"As a horror movie that feels more like a mumblecore drama that a serial killer passes through, it's deaf to its own shifting tones."
‑ Kalvin Henely, Slant Magazine
"Here, too much handheld camera wobble and wavering image focus only alienate the viewer from this somewhat sluggish tale."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"A smart, low-budget 'road thriller' that goes to some very dark places."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
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