I came here hoping someone could explain that part to me.
I was waiting to find what massive secret there was about the guy simply being in town. It was like he HAD to kill her just because she saw his face, but then they never went anywhere with that.
It seems completely unnecessary. Maybe they cut a scene that explained it more.
Just finished watching it and came on here for this very subject. Very strange that he would just kill her in cold blood. That part of the movie didn't make any sense whatsoever. I'm assuming it took place in 1979 because the last slaughter was in 1949 they kept saying "every thirty years". And nobody had cell phones. lol.