The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker: Release date, cast, synopsis, trailer & more

The upcoming true crime documentary ‘The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker‘ tells the complete story of the hitchhiker Caleb Kai McGillivary, who gained notoriety and was ultimately convicted of murder. 

Release date

The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker will debut on Netflix on January 10, 2023.

Cast and creators

Director: Colette Camden

Official synopsis

“In 2013, Caleb ‘Kai’ McGillivary became an unlikely hero and an even unlikelier star. There were TV appearances and concerts, new friends, the promise of money and a reality show. Instead, three months later, the Alberta man was facing life in prison for a murder he says was self-defence.”

Other details

The documentary has a runtime of an hour and twenty-seven minutes.


The true crime documentary’s trailer, which displays many perspectives on the life of the self-proclaimed internet sensation, Kai, claims that he was associated with first-degree murder. 

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