A son in debt to the local kingpin decides with his family's help to bump off his mother and his dads ex-wife for the insurance money and use local detective and killer for hire Joe Cooper to do the deed but they don't have his fee until the insurance clears, so the young daughter Dottie is used as collateral until the fee is paid, cue the weirdest, slightly unsettling strangest movie I've seen in quite a long time.......
.....did I mention the chicken drumstick fellatio scene!
Matthew McConaughey is quire brilliant as Killer Joe, menacing and "eyes that hurt" one moment and scene eating the next, the trailer park dog that barks at everyone except Joe! The collateral scene between Joe and Dottie is unsettling as is the chicken drumstick scene but this train wreck of a movie saves the best or worst for last with the ending and confusion.
I still don't know how I feel about this movie, it's dumb (the family are awful dumb and backstabbing shits), funny in places, the violence is a little over the top, the performances from the cast are great especially Gershorn (I swear the woman has a nudity clause) and Church (plays dumb well), nudity but unsettling should you be watching this nudity?
The ending still has me annoyed and unclear but I'm glad I've seen it but probably never again, Friedkin I think was pulling my chain!