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The Skeleton Key (2005)

Director:
Iain Softley
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Horror/Thriller/Mystery
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Skeleton Key
RUNNING TIME
104 minutes
Producer:
Daniel Bobker
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
Iain Softley
Screenwriter:
Ehren Kruger


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Caroline Ellis Kate Hudson
Violet Devereaux Gena Rowlands
Ben Devereaux John Hurt
Luke Peter Sarsgaard
Jill Joy Bryant
Mama Cynthia Maxine Barnett

 

Review

Cute little mystery thriller that initially uses most of the well-known horror tricks, but comes off in the end quite effective, egocentric and unorthodox. Gena Rowlands is superb in the heaviest role (albeit not the lead) and her powerful performance soon commands the film down the path of success. John Hurt does an impressive job with a very restricted part and Kate Hudson is industrious in the lead.

Copyright 6.1.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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