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Plot: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house’s dark past.
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Perfectly adequate horror yarn
STAR RATING: ***** The Works **** Just Misses the Mark *** That Little Bit In Between ** Lagging Behind * The Pits
Training to be a nurse, Caroline (Kate Hudson) moves down to New Orleans to care for an elderly man (John Hurt) who is invalid and has little time left to live. However, as events roll on, it becomes clear there may be more to his illness than meets the eye. Especially in relation to his stuck-in-her-ways wife (Gena Rowlands) and the use of Voodoo and the history of the creaky old house they live in, including the room ‘no one can go inside…’
In amongst some effective jump scenes, The Skeleton Key also has a lot of depth and development to offer in terms of the story. But this is really a blessing and a curse, because on the one hand it makes the story more involving but on the other it kind of makes it drag on a bit in parts and this makes the film a little boring, especially towards the end.
Performances wise, there’s good work from Hudson in the lead, as well as the support from Rowlands and Hurt, saying practically nothing in one of the most crucial roles in the film. Not the best horror film you’ll ever see but definitely not the worst and a great stepping stone for Hudson to proceed on her journey into the A list of Hollywood stars. ***
I loved this movie. I didn’t get a chance to see it in the theaters and was thrilled when it came out on DVD. I have a thing for scary movies, so thought that it would be a good one, but much to my surprise, the movie ended up being even better than a “horror” movie, simply because it tackled the subject of Hoodoo. The portrayal of the local root-workers, the “props” such as the cowrie shells hanging, the bound cow tongue in the jar, I was almost thrown into ecstasy when I started seeing things that I recognized. Then when Jill says the word “hoodoo”, and clarifies the difference between hoodoo and Voodoo for Caroline…and she’s accurate in that description…well let’s just say it was better than chocolate! So even though I personally have not heard of the transference trick (doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist), and even though I know that hoodoo works even if the “victim” doesn’t believe, this was a damn fine movie and I’m definitely going to buy it. I applaud the producers and such for the work that they must have put into researching hoodoo, or then again…are they root-workers themselves!?!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Iain Softley
Writer Ehren Kruger
Actors Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard
Country USA, Germany
Awards 5 nominations.
Production Company Double Feature Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo and C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates (digital intermediate), Technicolor, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)