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‘In Their Skin’ loses much of its surprise and distinction by the second act

8 November 2012 7:33 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In Their Skin

Director by Jeremy Power Regimbal

Written by Joshua Close

Canada, 2012

Following a still raw and recent family tragedy, Mark (Joshua Close), Mary (Selma Blair), and their nine-year-old son Brendon (Quinn Lord) take a therapeutic sylvan sabbatical to their family cottage. One morning, they are unceremoniously introduced to the Zakowski’s, an overly ingratiating family consisting of a married couple, Bobby and Jane, and their big-for-his-age son Jared (James D’Arcy, Rachel Miner, Alex Ferris). After, when Mark is obligated to invite them over to dinner, things start to spiral into a dark and perilous situation when the true intentions of the Zakowski’s are slowly revealed.

Initially, In Their Skin is often gripping and tense. The film plays on a primal level of fear that we can all identify with, the fear of letting something dangerous into our homes. The characters are put into real and unavoidable »

- Justin Li

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Tadff 2012: ‘In Their Skin’ loses much of its surprise and distinction by the second act

26 October 2012 5:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

In Their Skin

Director by Jeremy Power Regimbal

Written by Joshua Close

Canada, 2012

Following a still raw and recent family tragedy, Mark (Joshua Close), Mary (Selma Blair), and their nine-year-old son Brendon (Quinn Lord) take a therapeutic sylvan sabbatical to their family cottage. One morning, they are unceremoniously introduced to the Zakowski’s, an overly ingratiating family consisting of a married couple, Bobby and Jane, and their big-for-his-age son Jared (James D’Arcy, Rachel Miner, Alex Ferris). After, when Mark is obligated to invite them over to dinner, things start to spiral into a dark and perilous situation when the true intentions of the Zakowski’s are slowly revealed.

Initially, In Their Skin is often gripping and tense. The film plays on a primal level of fear that we can all identify with, the fear of letting something dangerous into our homes. The characters are put into real and unavoidable »

- Justin Li

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Scariest Movie Ever: Two Slasher Icons Are Dead and Only Four Films Remain

22 October 2012 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

And then there were four. After the tournament’s closest battle came to an end with a come-from-behind winner, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre eked its way into The Final Four alongside The Thing, Alien and The Exorcist. Essentially we’re down to the impossible choices, but while a horror movie tournament is one thing, figuring out with of these baddies would best each other in real life is a bit easier. Today’s match-up sees Ridley Scott‘s hallway of terror go up against the devil in Ms. Blair, but if the mutli-mouthed E.T.s actually had to fight off a demon, it seems obvious that evil would prevail (unless The Queen had the courage to jump out of an airlock after getting possessed). On the same front, a family of cannibals with their own meat locker is terrifying, but they’d be quick work for the body-stealing Thing, especially »

- Cole Abaius

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FEARnet Movie Review: 'In Their Skin'

16 October 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

The list of "home invasion" horror flicks has added some rather impressive new titles over the past several years. Obviously both versions of Michael Haneke's Funny Games proved to be fairly influential to a lot of independent filmmakers who realized you could wring a lot of tension out of one house, a handful of actors, and (hopefully) a halfway compelling premise. Movies like The Strangers, Inside, and Them did a fine job of adding a few new wrinkles to a pretty simple story, and now that the sub-genre has died down a bit, up pops a quiet new chiller from Canada called In Their Skin. Also known as Replicas (on the film festival circuit, anyway), this is a rather standard re-telling of a slight but effective premise, and this time around it's not a new "hook" that sells the film, but a simply intelligent screenplay, several strong performances, and »

- Scott Weinberg

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Film Review: Hell Night (1981)

6 April 2012 8:00 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Synopsis:

Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.

Review:

I hate Linda Blair. There! I said it and I mean it too. Why do I hate Ms. Blair at all you ask? I certainly don’t know her so it doesn’t have anything to… More »

- The Black Saint

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