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Killer Joe

Released - 2011
Genre - Horror, Crime, Thriller
Director - William Friedkin
Starring - Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church, Gina Gershon

A trailer trash scumbag in debt decides to hire a hitman to kill his own mother so he can snag the insurance and save his own skin. He enlists the help of his father and they hire a police detective who moonlights as a contract killer. Killer Joe doesn't work for no money down and so he takes the younger sister, Dottie, as a retainer. Things get unimaginably messed up from there. McConaughey is shockingly good as the psychotic Joe, in fact the whole cast nails it, and, of course, Friedkin knows how to pack a directorial punch. This is seriously twisted and if you don't find it darkly comic then you're liable to struggle with it. It's not strictly a horror, but it is far more horrifying than most genre flicks.

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