A Horrible Way to Die
A Horrible Way to Die (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 19, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2011
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A restrained, ripely atmospheric thriller that relies more on mood than on special effects.

Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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.

Scott Weinberg

A smart, low-budget 'road thriller' that goes to some very dark places.

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Sam Adams
AV Club

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.

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Heather Wixson
Dread Central

A brutally raw and mind-blowing story crafted by one of the best writers working in independent Hollywood today and a cast that oozes both a quiet intensity and a subversive wit.

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Todd Gilchrist

an effectively intense and moody horror film that rests on its writing and acting rather than subscribing to rote depictions of violence.

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Dennis Harvey

Here, too much handheld camera wobble and wavering image focus only alienate the viewer from this somewhat sluggish tale.

Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Sometimes there are horror films wherein the villain is exactly the real life horror. In Adam Wingard's A Horrible Way to Die that villain is addiction.… More
Sylvester Kuo
Dafaq is wrong with the camera? More like "A Horrible Film to Watch." There is no budget at all for some basic lighting and dolly, the camera shakes… More
Gimly M.
Being honest, I didn't see the ending (which is pretty solid) coming until about five seconds before it got there. Also being honest, this is not Adam… More
John Me
"A Horrible Way to Die" is a complex but easy-to-follow story. The two main actors gave a good performance. The unpredictable nature of this movie is… More
Chris Browning
"A Horrible Way to Die" is marketed as a suspense/horror film and while the plot has many twists, adding creepy music doesn't make it a horror… More