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Skinned Alive (1990)

 |  Comedy, Horror  |  February 1990 (USA)
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This is the tale of a crazed family of weirdos led by Crawldaddy who like to kill people and remove their skin.

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Complete credited cast:
Mary Jackson ...
Crawldaddy
Scott Spiegel ...
Phink
Susan Rothacker ...
Violet
Floyd Ewing Jr. ...
Paul Hickox
Lester Clark ...
Tom Miles
Barbara Katz-Norrod ...
Whinnie
Mike Render ...
Willard Hemp
Jennifer Mullen ...
Louise Hickox
Michael Tolochko ...
Robert-Randalls Hudson Attorney
Mike Shea ...
Chip, The Delivery Man
J.R. Bookwalter ...
Jehovah's Witness
Jon Killough ...
The Hitchhiker
James L. Edwards ...
The Walkman Victim
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This is the tale of a crazed family of weirdos led by Crawldaddy who like to kill people and remove their skin.

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Unhinged! Insane! Totally Out Of Control!

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Comedy | Horror

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Phink: Are there any motels in this rat-hole of a town?
Tom Miles: There was the Bates place, out by the old highway. That closed down years ago. Other than that, you're out of luck.
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This movie is protected by universal copyright law and any unauthorized duplication in any form, manner or media is strictly prohibited and will subject the infringer to severe civil and criminal penalties, as well as a visit from the kindly folks at CRAWLDADDY'S! See more »

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References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

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Off With Their Heads
Written by Daniel Huff and Terry Heston
Performed by Hang Dangle
© 1989 Daniel Huff
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Bargain basement brouhaha
30 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you're in the market for late eighties, cheap gory fun then you might want to check out this one, starring Scott Speigel of "associated with Sam Raimi" fame (although you'd be better checking out his film Intruder first to be honest).

Three crazed killers, Crawldaddy, Phink, and the other one, roam Ohio, killing hitchhikers and turning their skin into leather. After killing some Vegas hot shot, their van breaks down and they end up at the house of car mechanic Miles and his chatterbox wife, while next door ex-cop Paul is drinking himself daft and being harassed by his ex-wife and her attorney. Things aren't going to turn out well for everyone, as after killing a delivery boy and a Jehovah's Witness, the killer set their sights on Miles and the rest, not knowing that Paul has some severe hardware to hand.

Basically a very, very cheap excuse to show loads of gore effects, Skinned Alive's flaw comes from it's almost complete lack of storyline. There's no real background to our killers, and only the role of Paul is given any kind of background. However, I'm not all about backstory due to various head injuries over the years, so a 74 minute long film full of gore was enough for me. I like ultra-low budget films and this one was good enough (it has a nice healthy dose of humour that helps greatly). Skinned Alive is by no means a great film, but it passes the time nicely. Spiegel's directed Intruder did it much better, but this would make a good companion to that film.

Also starring that J.R Bookwater guy whom I've heard lots about but only own one film by (The so-so Demon Fire).


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