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Skinned Deep (2004)

A family vacation is turned into a nightmare when they are abducted by a family of deranged killers in this "Texas Chainsaw" style comedy sci-fi horror thriller romantic drama.


Gabriel Bartalos (as Gabe Bartalos)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Les Pollack Les Pollack ... Jed
Aaron Sims ... Surgeon General
Kurt Carley ... Surgeon General
Linda Weinrib Linda Weinrib ... Gloria Jean Rockwell
Eric Bennett Eric Bennett ... Phil Rockwell (as Eric Scott Bennett)
Lee Kociela Lee Kociela ... Matthew Rockwell
Karoline Brandt Karoline Brandt ... Tina Rockwell
Jim O'Donoghue Jim O'Donoghue ... The sheriff
Liz Little Liz Little ... Granny
Warwick Davis ... Plates
Jason Dugre ... Brain (as Jay Dugré)
Bill Butts Bill Butts ... Graine
Geraldine Stone Geraldine Stone ... Miss M.I.A.
Joe Little Joe Little ... Big Joe
Neil Dooley Neil Dooley ... Pig Pen
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A family vacation is turned into a nightmare when they are abducted by a family of deranged killers in this "Texas Chainsaw" style comedy sci-fi horror thriller romantic drama.

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The scarification scene at the beginning is real. Director Gabe Bartalos ran an ad on a fetishist website saying "Human canvas wanted". See more »


When Plates is "balancing" plates, they are paper plates glued together. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits have no music, we just hear Tina crying and screaming the word "no" over and over. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »


Bone Room
Composed and Performed by Jonathan Bepler
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What Did I Just Watch?!
29 October 2019 | by Movie-MisfitSee all my reviews

Sweet Jesus...

While watching Skinned Deep I thought I was watching a bad movie from the mid 90's - but nope! This 2004 indie flick is so messed up in all departments, I actually couldn't even enjoy it as a so-bad-its-good movie!!

While listed as a comedy horror in its synopsis, I honestly don't think it had the smallest bit of comedy in it during production. Only since its release and ratings do I believe that the word comedy was added to make it seem that all the terrible bits were on purpose.

Taking more than its fair share of inspiration from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; House Of A 1000 Corpses; and Jeepers Creepers - Skinned Deep does have moments where it could have been something sweet, although had it been from a better director, editor and stronger cast! The acting is among the worst I have ever seen - I mean,dreadful - especially the mother of the maniacs, and how the they got Warwick Davis to do this I'll never know!!

The camerawork is also dreadful with many dirty lenses and awful shots, marred once again by the bad editing. Is there anything good? Well, the FX work is very well done, with a great character in the Surgeon General - although they never really know how to use him properly, and Warwick Davis gets to play a mental ADHD fuelled crazed ninja-of-sorts who uses plates for weapons - it has to be seen to be believed.

Skinned Deep is something else! Its confused, its messy, its funny for all the wrong reasons, and for me - its a hard watch because it seems like such a wasted opportunity. And I haven't even got to the biker pensioners yet or that bizarre twisted ending...

This makes Godfrey Ho look like Kubrick!

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