Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Skeleton Key (2005)

3 / 5
Tagline: It can open any door.
Directed by: Iain Softley
Written by: Ehren Kruger
Actors include: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Length: 104 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

So Hudson plays a caregiver who ends up looking after a stroke victim in Louisiana. Something seems to be kind of wrong with the house as there is evidence of voodoo and strange going ons. She gets wound up in the mess and she tries to solve the mystery while saving the patient. It kind of almost sounds exciting doesn't it? Actually it's an extremely mediocre thriller that lacks many thrills but does have the odd surprise tucked away. Still it's alright and well if you watch every thriller that comes out you'll want to catch this one too. It does lack "horror" actually most of the time, it's more the "idea" and that "idea" isn't that fabulous either so it just barely makes the grade. Still for a modern thriller it does try and it's better than many of it's peers.

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