Cold Skin Reviews

  • Nov 18, 2020

    A man arrives to a remote island with the task of being a weather observer when creatures who live on the shores of the island come out at night with deadly intentions. Went into this not hearing anything about it and was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere captured, the acting and how beautiful it is shot. Great creepy lighthouse movie.

    A man arrives to a remote island with the task of being a weather observer when creatures who live on the shores of the island come out at night with deadly intentions. Went into this not hearing anything about it and was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere captured, the acting and how beautiful it is shot. Great creepy lighthouse movie.

  • Oct 30, 2020

    Needs to steal the original concept of "Creep" from 2004 ? It's Shiite.

    Needs to steal the original concept of "Creep" from 2004 ? It's Shiite.

  • Sep 15, 2020

    Absolutely captivating until the rushed conclusion.

    Absolutely captivating until the rushed conclusion.

  • Sep 14, 2020

    I liked this a lot, acting was great though some things in the plot didn't add up. But the performances kept my interestup

    I liked this a lot, acting was great though some things in the plot didn't add up. But the performances kept my interestup

  • Feb 29, 2020

    Elements good and elements bad.The direction the movie ultimately take doom the movie.

    Elements good and elements bad.The direction the movie ultimately take doom the movie.

  • Jan 02, 2020

    Just like this review, my heart wasn't really in it. There was a lot of action and a lot going on, however, it was hard to put much meaning to it because a lot of fundamental motivations were never really explored or explained. Weird sex stuff.

    Just like this review, my heart wasn't really in it. There was a lot of action and a lot going on, however, it was hard to put much meaning to it because a lot of fundamental motivations were never really explored or explained. Weird sex stuff.

  • Dec 28, 2019

    Better than expected.

    Better than expected.

  • Oct 26, 2019

    Handles its eerie Lovecraftian subject matter better than most films that are straight adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's own stories.

    Handles its eerie Lovecraftian subject matter better than most films that are straight adaptations of H.P. Lovecraft's own stories.

  • Apr 10, 2019

    At its core, I get what the film is trying to say and it really is admirable, but it's a bit too obvious, too quickly and lacks subtlety; so much so that it hardly comes as a surprise when the "big revelation" is made. More importantly, however, is that it focuses too much time on the build up to the aforementioned revelation, as well as the more action-y parts, that it forgets to delve deeper and explore the creatures and characters, which could have been fascinating. Because, without a doubt, the most engaging scenes are those where the humans are either interacting with each other or with the creatures (in a way that doesn't involve butchering them). That being said, the premise is great and there are still a few captivating scenes that hint at what it could have been; the acting's on-point from all involved (Stevenson's superb, and Aura Garrido does an impressive job of conveying emotion from under layers of prosthetics and makeup); and the location is brilliantly chosen, really adding to that dark feel. It's unfortunate that the ending is so frustrating and that it couldn't find a way to focus on the more interesting aspects of the story that could have elicited more emotional engagement. Yes, its reach exceeds its grasp, but I'd argue that it has its merits. At the very least, it's not boring.

    At its core, I get what the film is trying to say and it really is admirable, but it's a bit too obvious, too quickly and lacks subtlety; so much so that it hardly comes as a surprise when the "big revelation" is made. More importantly, however, is that it focuses too much time on the build up to the aforementioned revelation, as well as the more action-y parts, that it forgets to delve deeper and explore the creatures and characters, which could have been fascinating. Because, without a doubt, the most engaging scenes are those where the humans are either interacting with each other or with the creatures (in a way that doesn't involve butchering them). That being said, the premise is great and there are still a few captivating scenes that hint at what it could have been; the acting's on-point from all involved (Stevenson's superb, and Aura Garrido does an impressive job of conveying emotion from under layers of prosthetics and makeup); and the location is brilliantly chosen, really adding to that dark feel. It's unfortunate that the ending is so frustrating and that it couldn't find a way to focus on the more interesting aspects of the story that could have elicited more emotional engagement. Yes, its reach exceeds its grasp, but I'd argue that it has its merits. At the very least, it's not boring.

  • Mar 04, 2019

    long winded but good practical effects & commentary on colonialism.

    long winded but good practical effects & commentary on colonialism.