Literally from the first moment of this film — the logo for Dark Temple Films — I had the feel of renting a movie I had no idea about from my old haunt, Prime Time Video.
While hunting in the woods, Billy Cavanagh is accidentally shot. Looking for shelter when he’s taken in by the kind and kooky old lady Agnes, unaware that her isolated log cabin is being stalked by a bloodthirsty skinless creature hellbent on getting inside. And he’s even more unaware that Agnes is completely unhinged.
That’s a great beginning that makes you ask: And then?
Directed by Charlie Steeds (Escape From Cannibal Farm, The House Of Violent Desire), I’d compare this to a blend of Evil Dead and Misery. Yet it’s very much this film is its own story.
I enjoyed the film, as its a throwback to 80’s video store rental fare. The FX are solid, with plenty of gushing over the top gore. I just wish some of the outside shots had the same care as the inside ones, but that’s a minor quibble.
Winterskin is available on VOD and DVD May 21 from High Octane Pictures.
DISCLAIMER: We were sent this film by its PR department but that has nothing to do with our review.