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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


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?


This movie was filmed without any permits (except for the explosions at the end). The scene with Brain running naked in Manhattan was not done on a closed set. It was done during rush hour at Times Square. Jay Dugre got arrested while filming that scene. He was caught by undercover police officers. See more »


The amount of dirt and blood on Tina's face and hair constantly changes between shots, from a lot of dirt and blood to some dirt and blood, to none at all. 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 »


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OMG... what did just happen?
2 February 2008 | by dschmedingSee all my reviews

This movie starts of really bad like Troma wanted to make a Texas Chainsaw Massacre Rip Off. An incredibly stupid family gets lost in nowhere and meets a creepy family who happen to kill them. Creepy? I meant to write "cheesy"... there's an evil granny, a guy with a huge brain who adopts the surviving daughter, a hyperactive midget throwing dinner plates and a maniac in the vein of House of 1000 corpses with a bear trap in his face (and the subjective view like in "Predator"). Now when this isn't odd enough the movie puts scene on scene which just makes you wonder if this is a satire or a real bad slip on a Maniac-Hillbilly Movie. The gore is pretty rare and reminds of old "Bad Taste" days, especially with the exploding heads. But the humor is just insane in this movie... a bunch of bikers come to help the girl but they are all from the retirement home and call themselves "The ancient ones". Now you get exploding seniors and a senile bum beating up the midget and ripping his head off to play football with it. Sounds insane?? Then meet "The creator", a headless muscle hunk in a strip show style environment where his offspring breeds. He is not just flexing his muscles but also talking some incredible philosophic bullshit. Oh and his crotch sais "dyno-mite"... now guess what the girl finds in it later to launch some explosives and real cheesy FX?!? "Skinned Deep" is an insane or rather schizophrenic movie... it slides between classic horror, total trash (the bum fight reminded me a lot of the "Street Trash" style), over the edge politically incorrect humor like Troma delivers it and a mixture of real bad camera and effects and some pretty decent shots and splatter or explosive effects. One minute you want to turn the movie off, the next you smile because of the absolute insanity of it. The movie ends with the typical "sequel awaiting" finale but tops it off with the credits rolling on the girl screaming for several minutes in an incredibly funny way. I couldn't help but laugh there. If you dig trash with a strange sense of humor you might dig this movie... its different for sure. Anyway I don't know if I want to slap the makers for this piece or shake hands for creating something uniquely stupid that somehow managed to keep my attention till the end. I don't really know what happened here.

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Release Date:

14 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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