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The Reflecting Skin (1990)

In the 1950's, a young boy living with his troublesome family in rural USA fantasizes that a neighboring widow is actually a vampire, responsible for a number of disappearances in the area.

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6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cameron Dove
... Dolphin Blue
... Seth Dove
... Ruth Dove
... Luke Dove
... Joshua
Robert Koons ... Sheriff Ticker
... Deputy
Evan Hall ... Kim
Codie Lucas Wilbee ... Eben
Sherry Bie ... Cassie
Jason Wolff ... Cadillac Driver (as Jason Wolfe)
Dean Hass ... Passenger
... Passenger
Jason Brownlow ... Passenger
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Storyline

A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her. He must deal with an abusive mother, a father with a charge of molestation, a band of youths creating havoc, and an unforgiving environment in general. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Sometimes terrible things happen quite naturally

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for intense violent behavior, and for sensuality | See all certifications »

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9 November 1990 (UK)  »

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Det gyllene fältet  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The industrial/experimental band Coil used the line "you've been exploding frogs again" on their album « Stolen and Contaminated Songs » (1992). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Ticker: Did your father ever touch you anywhere?
Seth Dove: Yeah.
Sheriff Ticker: Where?
Seth Dove: In the kitchen.
Sheriff Ticker: Anywhere else?
Seth Dove: Anyplace outside the kitchen?
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Connections

Referenced in Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld (2005) See more »

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22 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

i made the mistake of judging 'the reflecting skin' by its compelling box image. terrible child actors, slow pace, depressing storyline, inane and clumsy symbolism. ugh. weak.


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