This is a hatchet job. Literally. Bill Paxton in his feature film directorial debut presents an eerie story involving would-be demons, religious fanaticism, fatherly love and axe wielding serial killers. It’s an accomplished thriller that manages to disturb, and keep you guessing right until the end. It wouldn’t be fair to give away any plot details – thrillers rely on the element of surprise – but suffice to say there are more twists and turns here than on any winding mountain road. Texas native Matthew McConaughey turns in strongest performance in years as the narrator, but it is Paxton as the well- meaning, but insane father who really impresses. His “everyman” approach to the character is chilling, displaying the ordinariness of evil, the kind of evil that could live next door to you or me.