MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 715 this week

Skeletons (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Horror | Thriller  -  25 April 1997 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 360 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 4 critic

A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2008 titles
created 09 May 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 03 Sep 2012
 
a list of 324 titles
created 26 Jun 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Skeletons" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Skeletons (TV Movie 1997)

Skeletons (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Skeletons.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Skeletons (2010)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two exorcists literally remove the skeletons from the cupboards from people's homes. Some fairly embarrassing secrets are revealed along the way. A case where the skeletons have hidden themselves turns the lives of all those involved.

Director: Nick Whitfield
Stars: Will Adamsdale, Andrew Buckley, Paul Dallison
Voodoo Academy (Video 2000)
Horror | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Young Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Debra Mayer, Riley Smith, Chad Burris
Robo Warriors (1996)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The year is 2036 and Earth has been invaded: hope lies with the last Robo Warrior - a towering fighting machine.

Director: Ian Barry
Stars: James Remar, Kyle Howard, James Tolkan
The Beneficiary (TV Movie 1997)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man and woman detective team investigate the murder of a corporate president, but because the deceased was a friend of the male detective, he is reluctant to believe the signs that point ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Bienstock
Stars: Linden Ashby, Suzy Amis, Stacy Haiduk
Body Count (1987)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A murderous psycho breaks out of a mental hospital and goes after his uncle.

Director: Paul Leder
Stars: Bernard White, Dick Sargent, Greg Mullavey
Martin's Day (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a 12-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too - a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Richard Harris, Lindsay Wagner, James Coburn
Totem (Video 1999)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Six people find themselves inexplicably transported to a remote cabin that is surrounded by an invisible barrier. In a nearby graveyard, they discover an ancient, carved stone monument that... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Jason Faunt, Marissa Tait, Eric W. Edwards
Townies (1999)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Welcome to Schlarb, Ohio... a small county seat overrun by misfits, freaks and weirdos! Dickie is a lonely dumpster-driver who finds companionship in his latest dumpster discovery, a young ... See full summary »

Director: Wayne Alan Harold
Stars: P. Craig Russell, Lori Scarlett, Jeremy Maes
Dreamaniac (1986)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A heavy-metal musician makes a deal with a satanic succubus to make him successful with women, in return for the succubus being able to feed on the girls.

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Thomas Bern, Ashlyn Gere, Sylvia Summers
Final Stab (Video 2001)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Angela's sister wants to get revenge upon her, inviting her to mystery farm along with her old friends, to participate in a game with fake blood and knives - but Angela and her disturbed ... See full summary »

Director: David DeCoteau
Stars: Jamie Gannon, Melissa Reneé Martin, Erinn Hayes
Hideous! (1997)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must battle against some of their collections which aren't as dead as ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band
Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr.
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A rich and dangerous family are out to kill their mentally ill nephew, Robert. He escapes from the institution and the killings begin. The family members become more and more deranged as they fanatically

Director: Paul Leder
Stars: James Avery, Julia Campbell, Dean Dittman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Reverend Carlyle
...
Heather Crane (as Dee Wallace Stone)
...
Zach Crane
...
...
Melanie Jove
D. Paul Thomas ...
Sheriff Joe Carlton
...
Mayor Harley Dunbar
...
Sam
...
Toby Carlyle (as Pat Thomas)
Clive Rosengren ...
Jacob MacIntire
...
Mr. Muir
...
Sadie
Brigitta Dau ...
Laura
...
Belinda Dunbar
Edit

Storyline

A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay lover with the blade of a shovel. Wanting to keep the case quiet, the town turns against the journalist and his family when he begins digging into its secrets, until finally the accused man is found hanging in his cell and the truth comes out about more than just the killing. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Beneath the surface, nothing is what it seems.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Grauen in einer kleinen Stadt  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was one of the first seven films to be foreclosed by the Screen Actors Guild for non-payment of wages and residuals to SAG members. On 13 July 2004, rights to the film were sold at auction. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Carlyle: You cannot hide from an AK-47 that's been blessed by the lord.
See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Starts off good, dwindles at the end ...
20 February 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

From the moment Peter, Heather and their son Zack move to the Stepford Wives-esque town of Saugatuck in New England you just know something isn't right. All the women have perfect hair and make-up and bake like there's no tomorrow. All the men are rednecks and there's no-one even vaguely ethnic in sight, as observed by Peter's wife Heather. There's just something downright creepy about this place. Unfortunately for Peter and his family, the audience figures that out well before he does.

What begins as an intriguing investigation by journalist Peter into a mysterious local murder eventually ends with a most disappointing, scattered ending. I don't know how else they could have ended it but I was let down because I thought, "Wow, this is a really good movie. I'm into it and I want to know what happens!" Well, when the truth eventually comes out it's all too late etc. etc. and you're left thinking, "Well, that was a bit crap!"

Ron Silver is in top form as usual though with his little one-liners and quips. Kyle Howard as Zack Crane is good too for a youngster. One to watch!

I'd recommend seeing "Skeletons" because it is a mystery, but unfortunately the mystery doesn't last long enough and when the "twist" comes, we've already figured it out.

I couldn't work out why people of a New England town would have Southern accents either ...


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How wonderfully bad is this movie. berutkowski
Executive Producer Jordan Belfort? whitetigerzone
Discuss Skeletons (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?