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The Skulls III -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Clare Kramer stars as a sexy undergraduate who becomes the first female member of the secret Skulls society -- a world of deception, intimidation and murder.


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Writers (WGA):
John Pogue (film The Skulls)
Joe Johnson (written by)
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Release Date:
23 March 2004 (USA) See more »
Blackmail, lies, murder...How far will she go to fit in?
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I can't believe I waited my entire life to be a Skull! See more (11 total) »


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Clare Kramer ... Taylor Brooks

Bryce Johnson ... Roger Lloyd

Barry Bostwick ... Nathan Lloyd

Steve Braun ... Brian Kelly
Karl Pruner ... Martin Brooks

Dean McDermott ... Det. Staynor

Maria del Mar ... Det. Valdez

Len Cariou ... Dean Lawton

Brooke D'Orsay ... Veronica Bell

Shaun Sipos ... Ethan Rawlings
Chris Trussell ... Conrad
David Purchase ... Killebrew
Toby Proctor ... Sam Brooks

Martha Burns ... Swim Coach
Alison Sealy-Smith ... Dr. Franks
Philip Akin ... Captain Harlan
John Bayliss ... Minister
Irene Dale ... Librarian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Sercerchi ... Harvard Law Student (uncredited)

Directed by
J. Miles Dale 
Writing credits
John Pogue (film The Skulls)

Joe Johnson (written by)

Produced by
Christopher Ball .... executive producer
J. Miles Dale .... co-producer
Linda Hawkins .... co-producer
Amanda Lewis .... associate producer (as Amanda Cohen)
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
William Tyrer .... executive producer
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Mark Kilian (co-composer)
Cinematography by
David A. Makin 
Production Design by
Gordon Barnes  (as Gordon M. Barnes)
Art Direction by
Kim Rennick 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
Vicki Graef 
Makeup Department
Teresa Buccione .... assistant hair stylist
Rhosael Ciandre .... key hair stylist
Liz Gruszka .... assistant makeup artist (as Elizabeth Gruszka)
Paul Jones .... special makeup designer
Marie Nardella .... makeup department head
Production Management
Chris Danton .... production manager
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Chalmers .... third assistant director
Jeremy Graham .... trainee assistant director
Jennifer Kiefaber .... third assistant director
David McLeod .... first assistant director
Pierre Ouellet .... second assistant director
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... property master
Andra Fay Butler .... assistant art director (as Andra Fay Butler)
Suzanne Hodson .... buyer
Denis Kirkham .... set dresser
Fred Mendelson .... construction coordinator
Patton Nam .... on-set dresser
Ian Nelmes .... scenic artist
Sarah O'Malley .... art apprentice
Laszlo Peter .... head carpenter
Tibor Peter .... assistant head carpenter
Jeff Poulis .... assistant property master
David Ritchie .... property buyer
Randy Ross .... head painter
Jeremy Simser .... storyboard artist
George Venckus .... leadman
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Rob Bertola .... sound editor
Nelson Ferreira .... supervising sound editor
Glen Gauthier .... sound mixer
Cory Mandel .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim O'Connell .... foley artist
Moshe Saadon .... additional boom operator (as Moshae Saadon)
Steve Switzer .... boom operator (as Stephen Switzer)
Mike Welker .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Jordan Craig .... special effects coordinator
Justin LeFebre .... on set special effects
Skyler Wilson .... key special effects
Visual Effects by
Patrick Coffey .... digital compositor
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects producer
Andy Robinson .... lead compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Elizabeth Charlton .... stunts
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Cotton Mather .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
Regan Moore .... stunts
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Colleen Park .... stunts
Rick Parker .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... dive operations coordinator
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Robert C. Shannon .... safety boat captain
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater crew
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater work
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Len Wagner .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayson Clute .... focus puller
Gilles Corbeil .... Steadicam operator
Gilles Corbeil .... camera operator
Robert Daprato .... grip (as Bob DaPrato)
Philip A. Giglio .... electrician (as Philip Giglio)
Glen Goodchild .... best boy grip
Wayne Goodchild .... key grip
Michael L. Hall .... best boy electric (as Mike Hall)
Chris Howard .... gaffer
John Irwin .... generator operator
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician (as Delroy Jarrett)
Steve Klys .... grip
Jim Krauter .... dolly grip
Jim MacCammon .... electrician (as James MacCammon)
Kevin Murphy .... additional camera operator
Mark Nener .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brent Robinson .... underwater first assistant camera
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater key grip
Rachel Thompson .... additional assistant camera
Blain Thrush .... second assistant camera: underwater unit
Chris Weiss .... second assistant camera
George Willis .... additional camera operator
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting assistant
Anya Colloff .... casting: USA
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Jennifer Fishman .... casting: USA (as Jennifer Fishman Pate)
Nicole Hilliard-Forde .... casting associate: Canada
Sara Kay .... casting assistant: Canada
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Xela Mandez .... casting associate
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sherri Fletcher .... assistant costume supervisor
Loreen Lightfoot .... costume cutter
Lisa Martin .... wardrobe buyer
Laurie Munday .... assistant costume designer
Anita Simard .... wardrobe set supervisor
Editorial Department
Marc Roussel .... assistant editor
Location Management
James Campbell .... location production assistant
Brandon Long .... assistant location manager
Neil Lumlock .... location manager (as Neil Lum Lock)
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music consultant
Mary Ramos .... music consultant
Douglas Romayne .... composer: additional music
Thomas Bergersen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Bruce McLean .... transportation coordinator (as Bruce MacLean)
Other crew
John Alfred .... post-production accountant
Russell Brown .... assistant: Mr. Moritz (as Russ Brown)
Bennett Fidlow .... production legal
Tracey Hare .... assistant: Mr. Dale
Carolyn Harris .... assistant: Ms. Hawkins
Nick Iannelli .... title designer: main titles
Paul Jones .... prosthetics supervisor
Keith Kanhai .... accounting clerk
Nikki King .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Redd Knight .... production coordinator
Rachel Leko .... production assistant
Arlene Lum Lock .... first assistant accountant
Sandra Lum Lock .... production accountant
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
Mitchell Praw .... office assistant
Catherine Sample .... assistant production coordinator
Jorge Weisz .... trainee

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Rated PG-13 for violence
102 min

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Continuity: The scar that was burned into Taylor's wrist at the initiation is missing in later scenes when she's not wearing her watch.See more »
Det. Staynor:Lemme explain something to you. As fascinating and... well... relevant as it is - the fact that you had some scary dream last month - we are dealing with a real life homicide here, so I would appreciate it if you would indulge me and just stick to the facts.See more »
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
I can't believe I waited my entire life to be a Skull!, 11 March 2006
Author: sol from Brooklyn NY USA

***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.

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