Skin Crawl Reviews

  • Sep 13, 2009

    In the 17th Century, the Warbeck women (headed by scream queen extraordinaire Debbie Rochon) decide to engage in black magic after some seedy townsfolk rape and kill their sister. After that rather overlong introduction, the movie spends its bulk showcasing a depressed housewife (Rochon again) whose rich but unhappy in her marriage to her husband (Kevin G. Shinnick) whose cheating on her with conniving Julian Wells (whose performance in this film is done naked throughout out, say, 90% of the entire film). When Rochon insists that her and her husband need to talk, Shinnick and Wells conspire to kill her by hiring hitmen, but Wells is also playing Shinnick for lots of money. The story is told from several angles and perspectives of all the players in this film, but basically says the same message over, which is people have sex, get rich, get blackmailed, and get murdered. As though writer and director Justin Wingenfeld finally realized that he was making a horror movie all of a sudden, he whips out a quick zombie wife risen from the grave to exact revenge storyline in the last 13 minutes (!!) of the film, leading to some gory, violent deaths, and then boom, it's all over. The story certainly had some intrigue, but it was very hard to pull off by infusing three vastly different blocks (historical story, dramatic thriller story, and horror story) in such a short timeframe. The acting, no surprise, was terrible, though everyone makes a valiant effort, especially Rochon, who continues paying her dues with little complaints (sad to see her not do any nudity, but she still does a fine job). All of the nudity goes straight to Wells, who does an excellent job of playing a bitch slut! Look for nudie scream queen Misty Mundae in a cameo role as a blowjob giving hooker who is unfortunately giving head at the wrong place and the wrong time! Admirable movie, but terribly low-budget and dreadful at times.

    In the 17th Century, the Warbeck women (headed by scream queen extraordinaire Debbie Rochon) decide to engage in black magic after some seedy townsfolk rape and kill their sister. After that rather overlong introduction, the movie spends its bulk showcasing a depressed housewife (Rochon again) whose rich but unhappy in her marriage to her husband (Kevin G. Shinnick) whose cheating on her with conniving Julian Wells (whose performance in this film is done naked throughout out, say, 90% of the entire film). When Rochon insists that her and her husband need to talk, Shinnick and Wells conspire to kill her by hiring hitmen, but Wells is also playing Shinnick for lots of money. The story is told from several angles and perspectives of all the players in this film, but basically says the same message over, which is people have sex, get rich, get blackmailed, and get murdered. As though writer and director Justin Wingenfeld finally realized that he was making a horror movie all of a sudden, he whips out a quick zombie wife risen from the grave to exact revenge storyline in the last 13 minutes (!!) of the film, leading to some gory, violent deaths, and then boom, it's all over. The story certainly had some intrigue, but it was very hard to pull off by infusing three vastly different blocks (historical story, dramatic thriller story, and horror story) in such a short timeframe. The acting, no surprise, was terrible, though everyone makes a valiant effort, especially Rochon, who continues paying her dues with little complaints (sad to see her not do any nudity, but she still does a fine job). All of the nudity goes straight to Wells, who does an excellent job of playing a bitch slut! Look for nudie scream queen Misty Mundae in a cameo role as a blowjob giving hooker who is unfortunately giving head at the wrong place and the wrong time! Admirable movie, but terribly low-budget and dreadful at times.

  • Dec 10, 2008

    Skin Crawl is a surprisingly good flick considering the budget that it is made on. The feel of the movie is sleazy and pulpy feeling. The story to Skin Crawl is very well done. The plot is clearly executed and thorough to the end. The acting is really good for the most part. I have believed the characters in this flick and enjoyed the development that they have. It is nice to see a witch/zombie film as well. This genre has not been explore too much. On a side note, I happen to know the Director's mom. I talk with her everyday and she has excellent taste in food, books, movies, and who knows what else. I'm glad to see that her good taste has rubbed off on her son.

    Skin Crawl is a surprisingly good flick considering the budget that it is made on. The feel of the movie is sleazy and pulpy feeling. The story to Skin Crawl is very well done. The plot is clearly executed and thorough to the end. The acting is really good for the most part. I have believed the characters in this flick and enjoyed the development that they have. It is nice to see a witch/zombie film as well. This genre has not been explore too much. On a side note, I happen to know the Director's mom. I talk with her everyday and she has excellent taste in food, books, movies, and who knows what else. I'm glad to see that her good taste has rubbed off on her son.

  • Nov 20, 2008

    Kool film, with great acting and creepy story.

    Kool film, with great acting and creepy story.

  • Oct 09, 2008

    It is cheap, but that's not the major point here. Witch craft, sex, a too common con game. Come on...

    It is cheap, but that's not the major point here. Witch craft, sex, a too common con game. Come on...

  • Aug 11, 2008

    sub-indie, shot on DV. Not a fan.

    sub-indie, shot on DV. Not a fan.

  • May 15, 2008

    It was a decent little DTV witch flick, but there's so much more the film could have had to make it more than a cheap, run-of-the mill horror film.

    It was a decent little DTV witch flick, but there's so much more the film could have had to make it more than a cheap, run-of-the mill horror film.

  • Jul 27, 2007

    <div style="font-size:11px;text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/movie/skin-crawl"> <img src="http://content6.flixster.com/movie/83/74/04/8374040_det.jpg" width="98" height="140" class="movieImg" alt="Skin Crawl"/></a><br/><a href="http://www.flixster.com/movie/skin-crawl">Skin Crawl</a></div>..In the late 17th century, a family of witches is terrorized by a corrupt public official. When their sister is murdered, the remaining two put on a curse on their bloodline, bringing horrible retribut...( read more )ion to anyone who victimizes any member of their family, no matter how many generations away. Three hundred years later, their last descendant is a wealthy woman stuck in an unhappy marriage. Her husband and his mistress decide to have her killed to get at her money, unaware of the curse and the forces of darkness that they are about to unleash. ..CastActors & Cast for Skin Crawl Julian Wells ,Debbie Rochon, Rodney Gray,Directed by: Justin Wingenfeld

    <div style="font-size:11px;text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/movie/skin-crawl"> <img src="http://content6.flixster.com/movie/83/74/04/8374040_det.jpg" width="98" height="140" class="movieImg" alt="Skin Crawl"/></a><br/><a href="http://www.flixster.com/movie/skin-crawl">Skin Crawl</a></div>..In the late 17th century, a family of witches is terrorized by a corrupt public official. When their sister is murdered, the remaining two put on a curse on their bloodline, bringing horrible retribut...( read more )ion to anyone who victimizes any member of their family, no matter how many generations away. Three hundred years later, their last descendant is a wealthy woman stuck in an unhappy marriage. Her husband and his mistress decide to have her killed to get at her money, unaware of the curse and the forces of darkness that they are about to unleash. ..CastActors & Cast for Skin Crawl Julian Wells ,Debbie Rochon, Rodney Gray,Directed by: Justin Wingenfeld

  • Jul 03, 2007

    Wow I have seen very bad student films shot with better visual qualities. The story is jumbled and stupid and will make your skin crawl with boredom (not horror). The acting was okay but trust me the only horror in this film is the realization that you actually spent time to watch it.

    Wow I have seen very bad student films shot with better visual qualities. The story is jumbled and stupid and will make your skin crawl with boredom (not horror). The acting was okay but trust me the only horror in this film is the realization that you actually spent time to watch it.