The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key

DVD - 2005
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When Caroline Ellis takes a job as a hospice worker in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure, and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening, and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, c2005
Edition: Anamorphic widescreen (2.351)
ISBN: 9781417018536
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD SKE


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Fairly unremarkable horror movie with an ending that justifies the watch time.

Oct 03, 2018

This mystery/drama film stars Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, and Gena Rowlands amongst more. The movie is about a nurse who takes a job as the caregiver to an elderly woman’s husband who had a stroke. While caring for the man in their strangely large house, she learns about it’s mysterious past and the potentially worrisome actual cause of his stroke. This movie did have a fairly interesting plot and some plot-twists here and there, but the acting was choppy and I felt like no one was really doing their best to make this movie work. It is interesting enough to keep watching, so I would rate this movie 3/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

aaa5756 May 05, 2014

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. Very predictable but still entertaining.

bears1985 Nov 04, 2013

I recommend good thriller with a side of horror

Jul 14, 2013

The movie was good, then when it was close to ending, I started to feel that it was dragging....and then the unexpectedly powerful ending happened & I immediately watched it again to see if there were any earlier indications that I'd missed. Great movie!

Mar 11, 2011

Great movie, love the ending.

Mar 11, 2011

Spooky, but predictable.


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aaa5756 May 05, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

Apr 18, 2013

Visually exciting. And not just Kate Hudson's shape.


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Apr 18, 2013

An excellent look at Voo Doo gone a Boo Boo. Thrilling and exciting.


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