A young man arrives at a remote island to take a post of weather observer only to find himself defending the watchtower from deadly creatures which live in the island shores.


Xavier Gens


Jesús Olmo (screenplay), Eron Sheean (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Ray Stevenson ... Gruner
David Oakes ... Friend
Aura Garrido ... Aneris
Winslow M. Iwaki Winslow M. Iwaki ... Senegalese (as Winslow Iwaki)
John Benfield ... Captain Axel
Ben Temple ... Naval Official
Iván González Iván González ... New Weather Official
Alejandro Rod Alejandro Rod ... Portuguese
Julien Blaschke Julien Blaschke ... Burley Russian
Damián Montesdeoca Damián Montesdeoca ... Scotsman
Israel Bodero ... Ship Crew Member #1
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberto Rincón Sánchez Roberto Rincón Sánchez ... Ship Crew Member #2 (as Roberto Rincon Sanchez)


In 1914, just after of Franz Ferdinand's assassination that eventually caused World War I, a steamship approaches a desolate island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, where a young nameless man is poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the ends of the earth for an entire year until the arrival of his replacement. For the next twelve months, his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, the surrounding sea, and dangerous strange beings that he discovers are sharing the island. Written by Darkwalker173

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Aneris (Aura Garrido) never talks. See more »


When the creek, or spring, is seen for the first time, the stream of water (that is supposed to have been there for hundreds or thousands of years) is just beginning right then. See more »


Friend: We are on a tiny island of what we know, surrounded by an ocean of what we don't
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Cold Skin: Original but flawed
4 February 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Cold Skin is quite the original unique little tale, but ultimately it fails to deliver on its promises.

It tells the story of a military intelligence man set to do a scientific study on a remote island for a year replacing an existing gentleman. There is nobody on the island bar one, a disgruntled insane from isolation man named Gruner. As night falls he learns that the island holds a terrible secret.

Arguably a "Creature feature" this horror stars the excellent British veteran Ray Stevenson and was made by French/Spanish studios. I'm very glad I came across it because despite its flaws it's quite remarkable, it was nice to find a movie this original and visually pleasing considering that it's not a mega budget film.

The concept is outstanding, the delivery however is very mixed. They manage to make it all look good and Stevenson is on form as usual however the writing is really messy and the film simply should have flowed better.

When the credits rolled I was saddened by the wasted potential here, on paper it had the makings of a fantastic feature but the end result here is something that loses steam at around the 2/3 mark and hits you with a very uninspired ending.

Well worth a watch simply to marvel over what it does have to offer but it's a fine example of a ball being dropped by all involved.

The Good:

Solid concept

Looks great

Ray Stevenson

The Bad:

Loses steam

Wasted potential

Weak finale

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