The Morrison Murders

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  • NR
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.9  (377)

The Morrison Murders is a 1996 thriller film directed by Chris Thomson and starring John Corbett, Jonathan Scarfe, and Maya McLaughlin. The movie is based on a true story of a horrific crime that took place in rural North Carolina in the 1980s. The story is centered around a family living in a small town. John Corbett stars as Lloyd Morrison, a loving husband, and father. Jonathan Scarfe plays his troubled younger brother Jack, who is released from a mental institution and comes to live with the family. Maya McLaughlin plays Lloyd's wife, Doris.

The first half of the movie follows Jack's reintegration into the family, his struggles with mental illness, and his increasingly erratic behavior. As Jack becomes more unbalanced, the tension between the family members begins to rise. Lloyd and Dorris try to help Jack, but their efforts are met with resistance.

As the story progresses, the tension turns into tragedy when a serial killer begins targeting young women in the area. The killer, played by Jay Brazeau, terrorizes the small town, leaving the police department scrambling to find the culprit.

The Morrison family becomes swept up in the investigation, and the brothers become prime suspects. A detective, played by Teryl Rothery, insists on investigating the Morrisons, convinced that they know more than they are letting on.

Meanwhile, the killer continues to strike, leaving the town in a state of panic. As the investigation intensifies, the Morrisons find themselves caught up in a web of deceit, betrayal, and murder.

The film is based on the real-life murder case of the Lawson family, which took place in Stokes County, North Carolina, in December 1929. The murders shocked the small town and became one of the most horrific crimes in North Carolina's history.

Like the real-life case, The Morrison Murders is a gripping and haunting depiction of a family torn apart by violent crime. The movie explores themes of mental illness, family bonds, and the nature of evil.

The Morrison Murders is a well-acted and well-directed thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish. While the story is a fictionalized version of a true event, the film is a powerful reminder of the devastating impact of violence and the importance of family in navigating through difficult times.

Overall, The Morrison Murders is a must-watch for fans of true crime stories and psychological thrillers. The movie is a gripping and intense portrayal of a family struggling to survive in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

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    5.9  (377)