Rancher Grady Edlund returns home to his family after being lost in the forest for a number of days. He is possessed by a Wendigo.



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Rowdy Edlund
Eddie Bear
Derek Edlund
Tim Edlund


Elena Edlund, her sons Derek and Tim and her brother-in-law and lover Rowdy Edlund are worried about the fate of the rancher Grady Edlund, who has disappeared in the mountains for several days. Out of the blue, Grady returns skinny and starved. The Indian Eddie Bear tells the story of the flesh-eater Wendigo and soon the family learns that Grady was possessed by the demon. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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31 July 2008 (USA)  »

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Eddie Bear: What do you have to say for yourself?
Grady Edlund: You look scared.
Eddie Bear: Should I be? When I was a boy, my uncle went missing. Two weeks it was... lost in the mountains. When he came back, he didn't look right. Not at all.
Grady Edlund: How did he look, Eddie?
Eddie Bear: He looked like you. I seen what happened to my uncle's family when he came back: torn apart.
Grady Edlund: Well, that's not what's tearing apart the Edlund family, now is it, Eddie Bear? You've been around, what do you think?
Eddie Bear: Whatever it is, you best led it go, Grady. Whatever it is ...
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This could've been the best episode in the series.
31 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Doug Jones practically brings this episode to life; Skin And Bones would've been a weaker outing if it weren't for him. Larry Fessenden directs yet another psychological Horror that mentions, yes, a supernatural entity that possesses people and drives them mad. If only this were an episode for Masters Of Horror...

The story is simple. The father of a troubled family goes missing in the nearby woods, only to return after various days fatigued, disfigured, and with a big appetite. Weird stuff begin to happen soon after the father's arrival, and to make matters worse, the family live in a f*cking farm in the middle of nowhere.

(Dysfunctionality = Promise)

The family as I said, is very troubled. The brother of the family seems to be trying get it on with HIS brother's wife; the father's kids hate their uncle; and that old Indian guy that you've seen in other movies is the clichéd next door neighbor (yes, he knows the plot more than you do).

First things first- the script is good. The problem? Its been adapted as a 40 minute episode for NBC. If the director had more freedom, this would've been incredible (like Family Man). The rushed ending further proves my point, which makes you wonder what would happen if this were shown on Showtime.

Alas, the real meat and potatoes of Skin & Bones is Doug Jones. The man is very good here. And the great makeup further enhances his performance. The scene with his wife, the body, and the meat cleaver near the end is, besides the ending to Family Man, the only memorable moment this show has provided. The rest of the cast is subpar for the most part, but I found the character of the wife to pull of a decent performance; she handled herself quite nicely while being in Doug's scene-stealing presence.

Overall, this was alright. Very entertaining, nicely shot, scored, with good script, and a solid lead.

If the next episode is as mediocre as this one, I won't complain. (IF they don't cancel of course)

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