True Crime Serial Thriller ‘The Execution’ Slashes Its Way onto Digital

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May 3, 2024

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4Digital Media has announced the US premiere of the chilling true-crime thriller The Execution. Directed by Lado Kvataniya in his feature film debut, the film is inspired by the horrific crimes of Andrei Chikatilo, known as the “Butcher of Rostov.”

For a decade, a sadistic serial killer has cast a dark shadow over Russia. In the film, he has evaded capture, leaving a trail of victims and a nation gripped by fear. Finally, the authorities apprehend a suspect. However, securing a conviction proves to be a frustrating and seemingly impossible task.

As the investigation stalls, the lead detective becomes increasingly fixated on his quarry. The line between determination and obsession blurs as the pursuit takes a personal turn, exploring the psychological toll a relentless hunt for justice can take on those determined to stop a monster.

Andrei Chikatilo is one of the most infamous serial killers ever to have walked the earth. This monster brutally sexually assaulted and murdered at least fifty-two women and children between 1978 and 1990. In the end, he was convicted and sentenced to death and executed in 1994.


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Andrei Chikatilo


Filmed in Russian with English subtitles, the film features a talented cast that includes Niko Tavadze, Evgeniy Tkachuk, Daniil Spivakovskiy, and Aglaya Tarasova.

Packed with suspense and psychological depth, The Execution is a must-see for true-crime enthusiasts and dark and suspenseful thriller fans. Don’t miss this chilling exploration of obsession, justice, and the lengths people will go to find justice.

The Execution premiered at the prestigious Fantastic Fest and enjoyed a successful theatrical run in Russia. Now, American audiences can experience this gripping and thought-provoking thriller. Witness the carnage and a fight for justice in The Execution, premiering on May 28th, 2024, on Digital & VOD.

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