4.8/10
1,496
11 user 10 critic

The Skulls III (2004)

PG-13 | | Thriller | Video 23 March 2004
A young college co-ed tries joining the elite, all-male, secret society, the Skulls, and in so doing, she uncovers some unscrupulous methods used by some of the members to get what they want.

Director:

Writers:

(film The Skulls),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Skulls II (Video 2002)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

After a college student is tapped to join the elite secret Skulls fraternity, he witnesses a girl's death and his life starts falling apart.

Director: Joe Chappelle
Stars: Robin Dunne, Nathan West, Ashley Tesoro
The Skulls (2000)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper
Cruel Intentions 2 (Video 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

This takes place several years before Cruel Intentions (1999), back to when Kathryn first meets Sebastian, their sexual attraction to each other and their enjoyment in destroying the lives of their peers.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Robin Dunne, Sarah Thompson, Keri Lynn Pratt
Cruel Intentions 3 (Video 2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two guys at a college prep school make wagers on seducing naive young girls, and then meet their match when they agree to see which one can seduce the most popular and devious girl who has her own agenda to everything.

Director: Scott Ziehl
Stars: Kerr Smith, Kristina Anapau, Nathan Wetherington
Supergirl (1984)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole
Pernicious (2014)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

It was supposed to be an adventure of a lifetime as three young girls spend the summer in Thailand. But their adventure quickly becomes a nightmare when the trio unleashes the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind - revenge.

Director: James Cullen Bressack
Stars: Ciara Hanna, Emily Roya O'Brien, Jackie Moore
Ultraviolet (2006)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

Director: Kurt Wimmer
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall
Demons (1985)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people are trapped in a large movie theater in West Berlin that is infected by ravenous demons who proceed to kill and posses the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny
Baywatch (1989–2001)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth
Sudden Death (1995)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals.

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry
Junior (1994)
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

As part of a fertility research project, a male scientist agrees to carry a pregnancy in his own body.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Taylor Brooks
...
Roger Lloyd
...
Nathan Lloyd
...
Brian Kelly
Karl Pruner ...
Martin Brooks
...
Det. Staynor
...
Det. Valdez
...
Dean Lawton
...
Veronica Bell
...
Ethan Rawlings
Chris Trussell ...
Conrad
David Purchase ...
Killebrew
Toby Proctor ...
Sam Brooks
...
Swim Coach
Alison Sealy-Smith ...
Dr. Franks
Edit

Storyline

Taylor Brooks is a young, overachieving coed at a posh New England college who decides to pledge The Skulls, the secret society of which her father and many of the faculty are members, and for which her older brother died years earlier during an initiation rite. Her resolve to break the all-male Skulls' taboo against female membership by aggressively campaigning to be its first female entrant puts her at odds with most other pledges and alumni members. When she finally succeeds in fulfilling her goal, despite interference from a few Skull members, she finds herself in hot water, with her boyfriend murdered and herself accused of the crime. Taylor must find a way to prove her innocence and find the real killer despite the fact that no one around her can be trusted. Written by Matthew Patay / revised by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Blackmail, lies, murder...How far will she go to fit in?

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sociedade Secreta III  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Taylor Brooks dials 911 on a cell phone to allow the police to overhear Nathan Lloyd's plot, but she never presses the "send" button on the phone, so there is no way it would've connected to 911's service. You hear the beeps for 9-1-1, but no beep for send... See more »

Quotes

Taylor Brooks: I don't have to be here, you know. I know my rights.
Det. Staynor: I got a dead college kid downstairs who's got twice as many rights as you, and I need some answers, and I need them now!
See more »

Connections

Follows The Skulls (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Everything's Changing
Written by C. Bacuerle, T. Hetcher, D. Schmalc
Performed by Christi Bacuerle
By special arrangement with Mike Galaxy Promotions
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I can't believe I waited my entire life to be a Skull!
11 March 2006 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Back for a third time "The Skulls III" has more or less the usual kind of story-line that the previous two Skull movies had with a bunch of young collage students running around the town at midnight, in one case with only their underwear on, doing all kinds of wild and crazy things to qualify as future Skulls. The only difference in Skulls III is that this time a young women Taylor Brooks, Clare Kramer,is allowed to become a Skull, if she can cut the mustard, and it's that slight variation that makes Skulls III watchable, especially when Taylor takes her clothes off.

Getting a bit ahead of itself the movie starts with Taylor being interrogated at the local police station about a murder that was committed the night before. Spilling her guts out Taylor tells Detectives Staynor & Valdez, Dean McDermott & Maia del Mar,about living with the thought of her brother's Sam, Toby Proctor, suicide and how she has nightmares about it. It was Taylor who discovered Sam's body.

As Taylor tells her story to the police we start to get an idea of how she ended up where we see her now, a suspect in a murder case. Taylor bucked the system by wanting to be a Skull and even worse she had her father Congressman Martin Brooks ,Ken Pruner, go against the the very motto of that secret organization that The Skulls stand and pledge their careers reputations and lives for:"A Skull Above Any Other".

As in the last two Skull movies The Skulls in Skulls III are anything but the powerful and omnipresent Boggie Men that their made out to be but a bunch of clumsy and incompetent boobs who can't get anything done right.

The core of the movie has really nothing at all to do with Taylor or her getting tapped to become a Skull, the first woman in that exclusive club. The film has to do with the goings on behind the scenes of big time businessman, Nathen Llyod ,Barry Bostwick, who needs Congressman Brooks' vote to get his company, Llyods Communications, to have all the telecommunications contracts for the US military. Congressman Brooks, a man of conscience, knows that "Llyods Communications" is incompatible with the US Army Navy and Air Force's telecommunication systems and would result in countless deaths of American soldiers if a war ever breaks out.

It turns out that Taylor's induction into The Skulls was a plan cooked up by Llyod to get her into a compromising position and use it to blackmail both her and her father to do what Llyod want's from him; vote for his company to get the military contract that would result in billions of dollars going into his pocket.

Getting Taylor drunk and on drugs at a Skull party at Llyod's mansion Llyod also used Taylor's computer to E-mail her boyfriend Ethan ,Shaun Sipos,to show up there in order to meet her about becoming a Skull. He then plans have him murdered with all the evidence rigged in order to implicate Taylor.

Predictable ending with Llyod using all his influence as a Skull to get Taylor's new boyfriend Brian ,Steve Braun, to entrap her by acting as if he's trying to help Taylor in finding Ethen's murderer. Llyod's entire plan falls apart when his son Roger, Bryce Johnson, finds out the truth that it was his father who not only murdered Ethan but tried at first to frame both Brian, in order to get him to set up Taylor, for the killing and then had him betray the totally innocent Taylor.

Being the jerk that he is Llyod spills the beans on himself in his involvement in Ethan's murder to both Brian and Taylor not knowing that Taylor secretly dialed her cell-phone to 9/11 and had the police listen in hearing what turned out to be Llyod's confession!

The movie "The Skulls III" looks like the final nail in the coffin of the Skull saga. With The Skulls looking so ridicules and brainless that no one with even half a brain would ever wan't to join that lame-brain organization again. The Skulls thankfully went out of business due to lack of interest in the fact that anyone in the entire country who has any amount of brains in his Skull would not be idiotic enough to join a blockhead club like that.


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
why is her branding not there during the reception? rdu2
Waiting for part 4!!! orlandofloridasucks
Skull watch sbarvil
The Song, please... grobofofoca
the other song rileysmithgrl1
Jazz/ Sinatra Style Song?? pleasuretokillx6
Discuss The Skulls III (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?