Originally Posted by Discon
I was thinking that the mother had a "let's not waste any good food"-mindset. One of the St. Johns-brothers obviously enjoys killing. Perhaps he went behind his mother's and brother's back, saying he "found" some mortally wounded people?
Notice the trap in the barn, inside the "slaughter room"? It looks a lot like the one the teacher gets stuck in at the beginning of the episode, doesn't it? Lee comments that the trap doesn't have a release pin. If the hunter wanted to catch animals, why would he go through the bother of modifying the trap? I think the St. John modified the trap so that he could get fresh meat for himself and his family.
How much his brother and mother were involved, I don't know. The brother who doesn't love killing (I should really learn their names) seems to be the handyman around the house though, so he might've modified the trap.
I got the same creepy murderer vibe from Danny (LOL, it took me forever to learn their names, too!). I halfway expected him at some point in the woods to tell me that I had a "purdy mouf".
Andy always seemed a tad less creepy. He was certainly complicit in what was going on - he was the the one that turned on the electric fence (he admits to it, but says it was an "accident"), and he is also the one to lock up the back of the barn (meaning he must knew SOMETHING about what went on in there, including the modified traps).