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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Unhinged! Insane! Totally Out Of Control!

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Comedy | Horror

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Gdarmena kormia  »

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$18,500 (estimated)
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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 Gauntlet (1977) See more »

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Love Turns To Darkness
Written by Killer Mike (as Michael Render)
Performed by Joy Circuit
© 1987 Sinister Bop!
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Witty, Gory, and Surprisingly Entertaining!
30 August 2002 | by (Colebrook, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

The title in itself is genius: "Skinned Alive." When I picked this movie up at the video store it was collecting dust in the horror section. I looked on the back of the box and immediately knew that it was a no-budget movie, and most avid horror-viewers know exactly what comes with THAT territory: Bad acting, shotty camerawork, almost inaudible dialogue, annoying keyboard music, and no plot.

This particular movie possessed an exception to almost every expectation that I first had of it. "Skinned Alive" is a movie that should be viewed by any filmmaker, young or old, that is interested in making a horror movie on an extremely low budget, because it is a prime example of how amateur directors can make the best of what they have. It was funny, gory, suspenseful, somewhat provocative, and well-edited. While frequently I find myself fast-forwarding these types of movies so as not to bore myself silly, with "Skinned Alive" I always found myself in eager anticipation of what would happen next. Who would be the next person to get insulted, or kicked in the face? Would the hero end up getting his house back? Surprisingly, not many of the great horror directors have the type of sense that Jon Killough had in his directorial debut when it comes to plot structure. He sets up his characters extremely well.

In conclusion, I was far from disappointed after viewing this random horror rent. It's an entertaining and hilarious presentation that will leave you laughing out loud, and inspired to go out and make your own movie.


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