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In Their Skin

In Their Skin

Movie
Director(s): 
Genre: 
On DVD: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Grade:
D+
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 36 Mintues

“In their Skin” takes place in a cottage in the woods owned by the Hughes family. While visiting their winter home, the Hughes are mysteriously visited by an unknown family, the Sakowski family, that say they just moved into a neighboring cottage. The Hughes then invite them over for dinner, but things take a turn for the worse. What happens to the Hughes family? You have to watch “In Their Skin” to find out.
In my opinion, this movie was definitely more creepy than scary. I think if the acting were more natural, the movie would have felt more realistic and in turn would have made it scarier. The Hughes were too rigid while the Sakowski’s were too over the top. To make matters worse, the story very predictable and some of the actions were not logical. Lastly, “In Their Skin” seemed too similar to other movies I have seen before, but this was not done as well.
“In Their Skin” tries to be scary and realistic, but falls flat and seems more like a low-budget rip off of “The Strangers.” To make matters worse, they did not include any bonus features and a majority of this movie was easily forgettable. I do not recommend watching “In Their Skin” and would rather have you opt to see “The Strangers” instead to give yourself a good scare. For those reasons, I am giving this movie a “D+.”

Paul Arca
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