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Skeleton Crew (2009)

R | | Horror | Video 21 July 2009
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Skeleton Crew is a video starring Rita Suomalainen, Steve Porter, and Anna Alkiomaa. An asylum is being used by a film crew trying to film the movie "Silent Creek" based on murders that occurred in the 70's. The institution was shut down after Doctor Andersson "The Auteur" ... See full summary »





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Suomalainen ... Lisa
Steve Porter ... Steven / The Auteur / Sanders
Anna Alkiomaa ... Anna
Jonathan Rankle ... Darius
Jani Lahtinen ... Klasu
Ville Arasalo ... Erno
David Yoken ... Bruce / Dr. Andersson
Riikka Niemi ... Mari
John J. Lenick ... Mike (as John Lenick)
Ramo Kalupala ... Pete
Eija Koskimaa ... Nurse 1
Jukka Toivonen ... Nurse 2
Wiley Cousins ... Jerry
... The Auteur in Snuff Films
Karoliina Blackburn ... Nurse in Snuff Films


An asylum is being used by a film crew trying to film the movie "Silent Creek" based on murders that occurred in the 70's. The institution was shut down after Doctor Andersson "The Auteur" was caught making snuff films of himself torturing patients to death. It was believed that all the films were confiscated, yet the location where they were developed and screened was never found. While doing recordings, the crew find a hidden room. It contains the Doctor's undiscovered recordings, although the crew is disgusted by the snuff films, they decide not to call the police. The director of Silent Creek, becomes obsessed with Anderssons' films. He begins to act deranged, claiming their film is "not real enough". Written by KatGrl1330

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, some sexuality and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chainsaw Snuff Massacre  »


Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The film was shot in the actual operating mental institution. See more »


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Tongue-in-cheek movie without a plot. Easily avoidable.
7 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I wondered why i had never heard of this film and its directors and after watching the film for the first thirty minutes i understood why that is the case. This film is absolutely ridiculous with horrible delivery of the lines, amateur actors and on top of that it has very little plot. The film started of pretty good and it was quite promising but the grin-worthy English accent ruined it. It's so painful and i just couldn't resist a feeling of mutual shame.

I think it should have been made in Finnish completely or with broken English and then dubbed over with professional sounding voice actors.

It's also noticeable that the film falls apart just after 15 minutes. All the ideas got wasted and probably there was a lack of imagination involved or they didn't have a script at all.

It doesn't look as if the movie had 1 million budget. It could have been made for about 50 000 euro at most. I've seen many professional looking low budget films and if 1 million budget was correct i'd have to say that it was wasted completely.

For its merits i could say that it may be the one of the first really trashy, gory and "tongue-in-cheek" films made in Finland. That's just about it all. There's nothing original about it and many film directors have done it better. In fact this is even worse than some Uwe Boll films.

In overall this film is trash and completely avoidable.

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