MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 297 this week

In Their Skin (2012)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 3,679 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 65 critic

The Hughes cottage vacation is violently interrupted by a family on a murderous and identity stealing journey, in search of the "perfect" life.

Writers:

(story) (as Josh Close) , (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 08 Sep 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 Oct 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 05 Jun 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 30 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "In Their Skin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: In Their Skin (2012)

In Their Skin (2012) on IMDb 5.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of In Their Skin.
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Director: Emma Jacobs
Stars: Stephen Twardokus, Molly Mahar, James D'Arcy
Life of Lemon (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

a blue collar man, inspired by his homeless friend, sets out to better his life by pursuing a more meaningful job going against his father's wishes. On his journey he discovers how ... See full summary »

Director: Randy Kent
Stars: Dan Lauria, Willie C. Carpenter, Barry Kneller
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak
Entrance (2012)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

ENTRANCE is about the limits of our perception, how the things lurking on the periphery of our lives can lead to horrific conclusions; about how she fell out of love with the city, but it wouldn't let her go.

Directors: Dallas Richard Hallam, Patrick Horvath
Stars: Suziey Block, Karen Baird, Farley Burge
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When an unhappy young woman disappears, her worried sister desperately searches the internet for a clue to her missing sibling's whereabouts.

Director: Michael Almereyda
Stars: Karl Geary, Shalom Harlow, Clarence Williams III
Overnight I (2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After breaking up with her boyfriend on Valentine's Day, Jenny shares a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to New York with a love-damaged group of passengers - a pilot with anger management ... See full summary »

Director: Valerie Breiman
Stars: Rachel Blanchard, James D'Arcy, Gbenga Akinnagbe
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.

Director: Richard Brandes
Stars: Rachel Miner, Mimi Rogers, Chad Todhunter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Alexis is an explosive personality, passionate about life, humanity, nature, love and beauty. That is until the breakneck rhythm, intensity, stress and convolutions of career and economic ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas
Stars: James D'Arcy, Alicia Witt, Colm Meaney
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ari is a junior-high student who likes wrestling and lifting weights more than anything else. One day at a local park he and his friend Jeremy are brutally beaten by a group of older guys. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Schiffer
Stars: Tommy J. Michaels, Selma Blair, Herbert Russell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Bryan Safi
Stars: Selma Blair
The Break In (2011)
Short | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Acting on the advice of their marriage counselor, a couple tries to play "Naughty Thief & Stringent Cop," but the wife takes her character too seriously.

Director: Jaime King
Stars: Selma Blair, Jacob Fleisher, Jason Ritter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

If global economy came to a sudden stop what would be the effect on families worldwide? People in different countries or continents might not seem to be interrelated but there is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Paula van der Oest
Stars: Theo James, James D'Arcy, Miguel Gomez
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Mary
...
Mark (as Josh Close)
...
Bobby
...
Jane
...
...
...
Toby
Terence Kelly ...
Attendant
Leanne Adachi ...
Medic
...
Man In Headlights
Debbe Hirata ...
Therapist
...
Nurse
...
Bridget
Edit

Storyline

After the accidental death of their six-year-old daughter, the Hughes family escape their busy upscale suburban life and head to their isolated cottage for some quality time. An evening with their friendly neighbors is suddenly interrupted when one mans obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing the families to go beyond what they ever thought they were capable of in order to survive. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Yours is the life they've chosen See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In Their Skin  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(ACES)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Replicants.
15 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK! From the off I have to say I'm hardly the right person to take as gospel as regards a review for yet another home invasion movie. I have grown increasingly jaded with this sub-genre of horror, it seems that every year a handful of these type of movies get trundled out and suckers like me keep watching in the hope of finding a gem amongst the rough rocks.

In Their Skin isn't a gem, in fact it's not exactly a must see frightener, but it at least tries to add something to an already stagnated sub-genre of film. Namely an identity theft angle that veers away from the usual "oh they are just psychos or hoodies" line of thinking.

There is a raft of reviewers out there in internet land drawing comparisons to this being a Funny Games knock off. Now regardless of how I personally feel about Hanneke's work, is that what people are doing now? Fans of his film(s) expecting a Selma Blair, Joshua Close, Rachel Miner and James D'Arcy starring movie to take home invasion horror to a new level? When it's directed by an unknown? Really?

For an hour writer and directer Jeremy Power Regimbal favours the slow burn approach, and it works because the cast are very committed, and in the case of adult villains D'Arcy and Miner there's some bona fide creepiness about their respective mannerisms. It's only when things shift away from rumbling unease into psycho/sexual territory that the fledgling director loses control and sinks to formula conventions to get his shock and awe.

Not a must see, but in the context of boorish fodder like The Strangers, or higher budgeted fluff like The Purge, then this is well worth a look by those not expecting a whole new dimension of home invasion horror. It does have merits that doesn't waste your time, and beside which, James D'Arcy in this looks uncannily like Norman Bates, so that has to warrant a look! 6/10


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Plot explanation required.. SteveSchlonger
Title starofthesea
Wasn't completely watching the whole time, have a couple ?'s- venus974
Why did IFC Films not release a Blu-Ray Pomacea
End Credits Song danieljames80
At least they fought back! steamheat-84-92553
Discuss In Their Skin (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?