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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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Sevé Schelenz

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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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Horror | Thriller

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2011 (USA) See more »

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Death Camera See more »

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In the opening scene of the film, you can see two tall office buildings behind Rich as he speaks to Simon via the video camera. These have been likened to the twin towers and foreshadow bad things to come. See more »

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Referenced in Peelers: Behind the Scenes Part 2 (2017) See more »

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Have Guitar Will Travel
written by Peter Allen
performed by David Sinclair (guitar)
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Not Found Footage... But Very Good
16 June 2012 | by simmonsdaryl39See all my reviews

This is a low budget horror film. Plain and simple. But man, is it good. I never even heard of this film until I read some reviews about it on the net. Some good, some bad. So I was a bit hesitant to watch it but was pleasantly surprised. The thing that grabbed me was how smart it was. It didn't dumb things down for the audience and that's what I liked about it. It really made you think. It has an ending that leaves you hanging so I did some research and am sure I figured it out. The other thing that is pretty cool is the twist on this found footage thing. Skew is definitely not a found footage film. I went in thinking it was but when you hit a certain point in the film (which I can't really say as it may spoil it), you realize it isn't. First impulse was to say this film blew it because it doesn't follow the rules of found footage (like music) but when you realize it's not, then it totally makes sense. The film is slow and the scares are sparse, but that's not what this is about. It's about getting freaked out and being nervous - which is exactly what I felt. It's not fast-paced like some of the new horror films (which quite frankly aren't scary). It goes back to the route of what's scary and I like that. Don't be thrown off by the haters out there. The film is good and well worth your time if you want to turn your brain on. If not, go see something more mindless.


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