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Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Skeleton Key

"The thing folks just don't understand about sacrifice... sometimes it's more of a trade."

Set in Louisiana, "The Skeleton Key" thrills and chills. Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) is a hospital aide from New Jersey who quits her New Orleans nursing job to become a live-in aide for Ben Devereaux, a stroke victim who's been rendered unable to speak, at a plantation located deep in the bayou.

When Caroline arrives at the plantation, she meets Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), Ben's wife. Violet, an eccentric, seemingly cold woman, insists that no mirrors be brought in to the house, and gives Caroline a skeleton key which will open any door except for one - a room in the attic she claims she had never even been able to enter.

Concerned that Ben might be trying to give her a message and that Violet may be hiding something of importance, Caroline's curiousity overcomes her and she makes her way into the forbidden room where she stumbles upon the dark history of the house she is living in - a history filled with Hoodoo (not to be confused with Voodoo) and violence. At this point, the tapestry unravels and it becomes certain that Ben is not simply a stroke victim - Ben is in grave danger and must be saved. But, can Caroline put an end to what she doesn't believe in to begin with?

Watch and find out.


dave said...

this movie looked wicked but i have yet to see it. i am fo shiz gonna look it up.

BillyWarhol said...

that looks really c0ol + spooky*

i love a Great Scary Pic that delivers the Goods without being too Hokey*


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Esmeralda said...

The Skeleton Key really freaks me out. It's definitely a strange thriller flick with an interesting twist. Good review.