What’s that you say? A Texas based serial killer film that doesn’t have the word chainsaw in the title? It’s true! Texas Killing Fields, directed by Ami Canaan Mann, follows a Texas homicide detective (Sam Worthington) and a former New York City detective (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who must team up to stop a serial killer who dumps his victims in the Texas bayou. The film costars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In) and Jessica Chastain (The Debt, The Help) and is based on true events. Thanks to c7nema, we’ve obtained four clips from Texas Killing Fields. Check them out!

The cast alone is enough to get me excited about Texas Killing Fields. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was phenomenal as The Comedian in Zack Snyder’s The Watchmen, Chloe Moretz turned in great performances in two of my favorite films from 2010, Kick-Ass and Let Me In, and Jessica Chastain continues to earn every bit of buzz surrounding her thanks to her series of breakout roles this year. She kicks a good deal of ass herself in that second clip. I’m still not sold on Sam Worthington as an actor, but I’ll reserve judgment until I see the film.

That’s kind of the problem with reacting to movie clips---they’re fragments. It’s like trying to judge the beauty of an entire jigsaw puzzle by putting one or two pieces under a microscope. I will admit that, despite Worthington’s strange accent, I enjoyed what little I saw of his relationship with Jeffrey Dean Morgan; it's the classic setup of the grizzled but grounded older detective paired with the self-destructive young buck. As much as the first three clips suggest a moody, slow burn drama, the last clip is an explosive wakeup call reminding us that the film is not without its action scenes.

As a psychology nerd living in Texas, I can’t imagine a film more suited to my tastes; cops and killers, cats and mice, tumbleweeds and armadillos! Ok, there may not be any armadillos, but I am amped to see the rest of the film now that these clips have given me a small taste of what to expect.

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