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Southern Movie: “Straw Dogs”

I knew from the opening scenes, when we see a truckload full of rednecks whooping and hollering down a winding backroad then wandering through the deep woods to gander at a deer they’ve killed, that Straw Dogs was going to be violent and that these rednecks would be the reason. This 2011 film centers on the conflicts that arise when a newly married young woman who has become a famous TV actress returns to her small hometown of Blackwater, Mississippi, to stay in her family’s homestead while her screenwriter husband… Read more Southern Movie: “Straw Dogs”