In Their Skin Reviews
James d'arcy is too weak as the villain of the piece and the pacing is just pedestrain.
Silly and pointless
(2012) In Their Skin
Starring Joshua Close who was also credited for writing the story along with the director Jeremy Power Regimbal. He plays Mark along with his wife (Selma Blair) and son settling down into a remote home somewhere along the highway. And suddenly get imposed upon by another family unexpectedly named Bobby (James D'Arcy) and his wife and kid, and then the next thing you know this dysfunctional family started terrorizing them for no apparent reason.
Low budget and has been done before from such movies as "The Strangers", "The Last House On The Left" to "Funny Games". Do we really need to see a low budget variation of those movies. I think not.
2 out of 4 stars
This is pointless "shock horror" at it's worst. Exploitative, depressing, boring, stupid, lame... All these words may be suitable enough to describe this garbage, but they don't seem to be severe enough. This mess is made close to unwatchable due to the shaky cam and filters added to make the movie look gritty.
Everybody has to cry in this movie and when I say "Everybody", I mean "Everybody". People have to shout at each other all the time as well just in case you wanted to watch a Linkin Park concert DVD instead of a movie...
The actors are constantly expressionless or angry in every scene and the dialogue is either swearing or exposition. The child actors are also equally useless and bored in their roles, they all look very unnatural and clueless.
The worst crime is that the movie isn't even remotely scary. It is immensely predictable, far-fetched and there is some of the worst direction I have ever seen here. It's all moving shots and shaky cam which still don't add to the experience.
Stay away from this movie like AIDs.