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Skew (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 1 October 2011 (USA)
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When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Rob Scattergood ... Simon Lacey (as Robert Scattergood)
Amber Lewis ... Eva Hansen
Richard Olak ... Richard Harrison
Taneal Cutting ... Laura 'L.T.' Taylor
David MacAulay David MacAulay ... Motel Clerk
Chadderton W. Thornton ... Convenience Store Clerk (as Chadderton Thornton)
James Mark ... Highway Cop
Leanne Marsel Leanne Marsel ... Cop 1 in Station
Ken MacKenzie Ken MacKenzie ... Cop 2 in Station (as Ken Mackenzie)
Simon C. Hussey ... Cop at Motel (as Simon Hussey)
Simon Lacey Simon Lacey ... Radio Voice (voice)
Kate Gajdosik Kate Gajdosik ... TV Documentary Voice (voice)
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When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a descent into the ominous as unexplained events threaten to disrupt the balance between the three close friends. Each one of them must struggle with personal demons and paranoia as friendships are tested and gruesome realities are revealed...and recorded. Written by Sleep Apnea Productions Inc

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On July 19, 2005 three friends went on a road trip. They never came back.

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Canada

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English

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1 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Following test screenings of Skew, it was decided that additional scenes would need to be filmed. This decision was complicated by the fact that Amber Lewis (who plays Eva Hansen) was eight months pregnant at the time. Reshoots involved filming Lewis behind open car doors, placing objects in front of her baby bump, and shooting her reflection through the car's side view mirror. The new (pregnant) footage made it into five different scenes of the final film. See more »

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One camera, three characters, and 80 minutes of boredom.
4 October 2011 | by bump-15See all my reviews

There really isn't a whole lot to say about Skew. The entire film is a budget PoV single camera piece in the same style as the Blair Witch Project. While the Blair Witch Project did has some generally creepy scenes, Skew really does not. What it does have are a lot of dead scene that drag on and on.

The plot is centered around a camera which seems to be able to mark people who are about to die. Only the film's protagonist and cameraman, Simon, can see the blotches which obscure the faces of those about to be killed. Once it becomes apparent to Simon and his friends that something is terribly wrong with the camera, a considerable portion of the rest of the film are just scenes where Simon's friends try to get him to stop filming and Simon makes really lame excuses to keep filming.

The film isn't even 90 minutes long, but I wasn't even half way through it by the time I started to feel like it was just dragging on way too much. To cap it all off, there's a lame plot twist at the end which most people will see coming from the start of the movie. Yes, it's that predictable.

The only thing that I find interesting about the film is that fact that it's quite short yet drags on and on, making it seem like a much longer movie. I don't know if this originally started off as a short film project, but I feel like that's the only way it ever could succeeded. Cut out a solid 50 minutes and make it a short film. It might be more watchable then.


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