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Skeleton Crew -- A filmmaker who uncovers a collection of snuff films containing raw footage of real murders becomes inspired to create his own masterpiece of terror. 'There´s no sequel for you!'


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Release Date:
21 July 2009 (USA) See more »
There's no sequel for you!
An asylum is being used by a film crew trying to film the movie "Silent Creek" based on murders that occurred in the 70's... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Rita Suomalainen ... Lisa
Steve Porter ... Steven / The Auteur / Sanders
Anna Alkiomaa ... Anna
Jonathan Rankle ... Darius
Jani Lahtinen ... Klasu
Ville Arasalo ... Erno
David Yoken ... Bruce / Dr. Andersson
Riikka Niemi ... Mari
John J. Lenick ... Mike (as John Lenick)
Ramo Kalupala ... Pete
Eija Koskimaa ... Nurse 1
Jukka Toivonen ... Nurse 2
Wiley Cousins ... Jerry

Markku Peltola ... The Auteur in Snuff Films
Karoliina Blackburn ... Nurse in Snuff Films
Elina Järn ... Snuff Victim 1
Jarmo Ylinikka ... Snuff Victim 2
Markus Nieminen ... Snuff Victim 3
Hannele Rantanen ... Snuff Victim 4 / Ghost
Tero Molin ... Snuff Victim 5 / Ghost

Olli Koivula ... Snuff Victim 6 / Ghost
Jouni Kivimäki ... Snuff Victim 7
Jukka Hautajärvi ... Snuff Victim 8
Tero Salonen ... Snuff Victim 9
Teemu Molin ... Dead Patient
Silja Nieminen ... Sexy Babe 1
Yacine Samb ... Sexy Babe 2
Petra Lesonen ... Sexy Babe 3
Tommi Lepola ... Lisa's Nightmare Patient
Timo Lepistö ... Lisa's Nightmare Patient
Mia Bergius ... Lisa's Nightmare Patient
Anniina Rahikainen ... Patient
Tiina Ryynänen ... Ghost Girl
Mikko Salo ... Ghost

Peter Salovaara ... Ghost
Kitte Klemettilä ... Ghost
Jamie-Ann Mäkinen ... Nurse 1 (voice)

Directed by
Tommi Lepola 
Tero Molin 
Writing credits
Tero Molin (written by) and
Teemu Molin (written by)

Produced by
Kitte Klemettilä .... co-producer
Olli Koivula .... co-producer
Petri Koskimäki .... co-producer
Petri Kyttälä .... co-producer
Timo Lepistö .... co-producer
Ilkka Niemi .... producer
Markus Nieminen .... co-producer
Jukka Nurmela .... co-producer
Tiina Ryynänen .... co-producer
Tero Salonen .... co-producer
Toni Tuominen .... co-producer
Jarmo Ylinikka .... co-producer
Original Music by
Tuomas Kantelinen 
Cinematography by
Tommi Lepola 
Tero Molin 
Film Editing by
Juha Kuoppala 
Petri Kyttälä 
Costume Design by
Kitte Klemettilä 
Makeup Department
Hannele Rantanen .... special makeup effects
Tiina Ryynänen .... special makeup effects
Production Management
Timo Lepistö .... production manager
Art Department
Heli Hyttinen .... set designer
Kari Lahtinen .... logo designer
Piia Pienihäkkinen .... assistant set designer
Laura Tikkanen .... set designer
Sound Department
Petri Koskimäki .... sound designer
Jukka Nurmela .... sound designer
Mikko Salo .... boom operator
Tero Salonen .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Esa Heikkinen .... pyrotechnician
Amin Kassam .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Tommi Lepola .... on-set digital effects supervisor
Tommi Lepola .... visual effects supervisor
Jouni Kivimäki .... stunt coordinator
Jouni Kivimäki .... stunts
H.-P. Virkki .... fight choreography (as Harri-Pekka Virkki)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mia Bergius .... still photographer
Jarmo Kallio .... lighting technician
Juho Kepanen .... crane operator
Olli Koivula .... key grip
Jukka Moisio .... lighting technician
Teemu Molin .... lighting technician
Markus Nieminen .... gaffer
Peter Salovaara .... glidecam operator
Toni Tuominen .... steadicam operator
Dan Vainikainen .... lighting technician
Jarmo Ylinikka .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stina Kopra .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Tero Molin .... colorist
Other crew
Antti Eskola .... official web site
Taija Holm .... publicist
Kitte Klemettilä .... misc crew
Timo Lepistö .... misc crew
Kai Manninen .... official web site
Jukka Moisio .... making-of
Anne Nieminen .... production secretary
Tuomas Ojala .... official web site
Steve Porter .... misc crew
Tero Salonen .... misc crew
Rita Suomalainen .... misc crew
Jarmo Ylinikka .... making-of

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Additional Details

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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, some sexuality and pervasive language
90 min | Finland:93 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | USA:R (certificate #45425)

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The film was shot in the actual operating mental institution.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Big Brother: UK" (2000/III)See more »
For You To Be SafeSee more »


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3 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Skeleton crew eventually become skeletons themselves, 8 January 2011
Author: djderka from United States

1) Get a million dollars 2) Assemble a cast and crew 3) Rewrite a script. Repeat. Repeat again 4) Procure some film/video and lighting equipment 5) Locate a current/old or abandoned asylum 6) Make movie 7) Read reviews on IMDb 8) Try again

This movie would have worked much better if the video makers went deep into XXX territory. One reviewer suggested a spoof. Hmmmm. Maybe. Anyone agree? Makes more sense that way. And there were hints of spoofdom...but spoofs are hard to pull off. The Naked Gun series and Scary Movie series were very funny movies.

But then they had lots of talent too.


The Director is watching a "found" snuff film from former denizens of the asylum. He becomes what he beholds. Shouldn't an alert siren go off with the klangon bells like on a destroyer, signaling "battle stations".

I think Skeleton Crew is best labeled as an OK B movie, get for drive-ins where you can make out during the movie. Or, was this totally tongue in cheek. Has anyone talked with the director. No special features....which would reveal his intent. This would have helped.

There are plenty of old,decayed, abandoned asylums everywhere and aspiring filmmakers. I am sure we will see many more ASYLUM films.

UPDATE: I did some thinking and decided it is a SPOOF. Why? Everyone seems to be doing a tongue in cheek performance. And at the end of the credits a guy makes a satirical comment. The director is over the top. Europeans love to dish back our own culture to us. And they often do it in a very subtle manner. And the "found" films try to one up our version of horror films. That's why there is confusion for us on this movie.

Did anyone catch the reference to Michael Powell's PEEPING TOM. One crew member gets skewered by a huge spear at the end of a camera, which films his agony. In PEEPING TOM, the killer does the same thing and uses a tripod with a mirror attached. I think it is all a spoof on several films, including the stormy weather and accident that propels them to the asylum (this has been done many times). So if you look at as a spoof with European sensibilities and as a B movie, it is OK. I may even rent it again, as I ony paid 25 cents for rental due to a special.

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