The hokey and harmless-seeming police officer in 1950s West Texas likes to say ‘golly’ and ‘gee whiz’ in between slapping women around and staging sudden and brutal murders. Few in his small town want to confront the possibility that this gentleman-officer is capable of any sort of violence. As our narrator/serial killer states plainly the whys and wherefores of his extracurricular activities, his tone stays chummy and light. It’s pretty unsettling how wholesome and clean a psychopath can be. Creepy! Fun!