The Road Out of Hell: Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders reveals not only
the horrors of Gordon Stewart Northcott's killing spree in northern California from 1926-1928, but the ways that his only surviving victim - his nephew Sanford Clark - rose above his traumatic past.
Held captive by his uncle and forced to participate in the murders, Sanford Clark carried tremendous guilt with him for the rest of his life. But he was able to rise above the trauma and help gain a shred of justice for Northcott's victims, testifying at his uncles trial which led to the man's conviction and execution. He went on to lead a productive life, serving in WWII and being a devoted husband and father. Flacco's dramatization constructs a riveting psychological drama about Sanford Clark, and ultimately a redemptive story about one man's remarkable ability to survive a nightmare and emerge intact.
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