This is a list of movies where the dog gets it. They say you can't kill the dog in movies,…
In Their Skin
Yours is the life they've chosen
The Hughes cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a family on a murderous and identity stealing journey, in search of the "perfect" life.
In the dark ages, aka the pre-Letterboxd era, I think I never used the term 'home invasion thriller'. Since then, a lot has changed, for it seems these type of movies always seem to end up on my evening plate.
A couple with a young boy, suffering from the tragic loss of the little daughter, retreats in a country house inherited from their grandparents. But it seems another family is expecting them...
Painted with very bleak colours, the director creates a sinister picture in the first act with an akward atmosphere when the visiting family is almost interrogating the hosts and avoiding answering questions during the frightening dinner table scene.
Unfortunately, dinner was great, but the dessert was inedible. The…
In Their Skin, the debut film from director Jeremy Power Regimbal, is a home-invasion thriller heavily indebted to Haneke’s Funny Games. Selma Blair and Joshua Close star as an affluent couple struggling to come to terms with the accidental death of their youngest child. On a holiday retreat they discover threatening new neighbours who take a liking to their privileged lifestyle.
Co-written by Close this slow-burn thriller attempts to tap into issues of class and wealth divides but deals with it in broad strokes as the murderous family attempt to steal the identities of their wealthy and educated neighbours. The film is far more successful in its opening half, ominously teasing what is to come with its slow and deliberate…
A nerve-shredding home invasion thriller along the lines of FUNNY GAMES, THE STRANGERS, and the LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT remake, it's a shame that this effective indie didn't make a few more waves when it was released last year and promptly disappeared. These kinds of films are uniquely intense when done well, and while IN THEIR SKIN isn't flawless, it's a ruthlessly simple and scary film.
Mary (Selma Blair) and Mark (Josh Close) are a well-to-do couple who travel to their vacation home in the woods with their 8-year-old son Brendon (Quinn Lord), in order to try and forget the recent death of their daughter in a car accident.
They are soon set upon by their strange new neighbors,…
Mark and Mary retreat to their family cottage in hopes that the time away will help them reconnect after a tragic accident rocks their marriage.
Unfortunately for them, their arrival is waited upon by Bobby and Jane - two psychopathic identity-thieves with a yearning for "the good life." Turns out Mark and Mary's retreat won't be so relaxing after all.
Found the acting really good here. Good story. Nice twist. And Bobby and Jane's million questions about the lives of Mark and Mary actually made me uncomfortable, which I guess was the point.
A lot of the press for this seems to be categorizing it as a "home invasion" thriller, and while it certainly fits the profile, I kind of like that I came into it (without having dug my way into the "R" section of the program yet) thinking it was going to be something a little more fantastical. That's fine; it had me looking at the characters for signs of weird behavior which was awarded in spades.
No matter what's actually going on, this is a tense little movie that establishes its atmosphere early - and finds ways to balance gloom and something intrusive while doing so. Director Jeremy Regimbal does a pretty nifty job of playing the two families in the movie as mirror images of each other, showing them tightly wound and then letting loose in the final act without ever letting the tension go slack.
After the accidental death of their six-year-old daughter, the Hughes family escape their busy upscale suburban life and head to their isolated cottage for some quality time.
An evening with their friendly neighbours is suddenly interrupted when one mans obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle.
This forces the families to go beyond what they ever thought they were capable of in order to survive.......
First off, never get friendly with a man who drops off wood for no reason outside your door at an unearthly hour. He is going to be a nutter.
Secondly, you are going through the grieving process, why invite a family round for dinner?
This, and many other questions go unanswered in this mundane,…
What makes this film be so bad is that it offers little things that are new and instead it produces a boring film that wants to be new and unique and have a fresh take on things but instead it very stale and boring. Every minute of this film felt like it was hours. I never cared about the family nor did I think the family would get out alive. It was suppose to shocking but instead it is generic. If you want to watch a better film, watch Funny Games instead.
Well then let this be a lesson to us all. Never invite crazy gypsy chameleons over for dinner. The conversation is tres awkward and things inevitably get all home invasiony.
Just so awful. Boring, derivative, predictable. Nothing really made any sense or had any point. Plus they committed the unforgivable act of killing a dog. I just really can't watch movies where they kill the dog. Waste of time.
Will there ever be a home invasion movie where the family pet gets out alive?
Selma Blair is hella cute in this, I love her and her effortless goth eye makeup. I also wanted to smooch the insane wife lady, because she was so adorable and great at being a sweet little downtrodden lunatic? Unfortunately the male actors suuuucked. "Bob" was the least believable psychopath ever, whoever cast him should be fired.
This movie is basically average at best, idk. It wishes it was creepier than it is. There are too may hope spots for it to be scary, and it pussies out from anything truly horrible happening. The ending is ridiculously lame. Blah.
Still reeling from the death of their daughter, affluent couple, Mark and Mary Hughes (Joshua Close and Selma Blair) retreat with their son to shelter in their isolated cottage. Reluctantly agreeing to break bread with their overtly friendly neighbours, the Hughes suddenly find themselves caught in a game of cat and mouse and the desire for a perfect life.
In Their Skin brings nothing new to the home invasion genre. Centered as it is around the themes of impersonation and imitation, it’s ironic it pilfers from Funny Games, The Strangers and Panic Room, with heavy emphasis on the former. Any sense of tension is lost amidst the clichés that spurt up like a sprinkler during its short running time.
Typical horror film.. the dog dies first... but with an unexpected ending.
this film reminded me instantly of the film ''funny games''.
Still not sure if I was happy with the ending or not, everything felt a little unfinished.
Good example of suspense creating fear, we locked our back and closed the windows 10 minutes into this film,
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park
- The Thing
- The Fly II
- Saturday Morning Massacre
- Salem's Lot
- 100 Feet
Horror movies I've seen. List copied from my IMDB account. It will keep expanding.
In no particular order.
- Toolbox Murders
- Suicide Club