The Skeleton Key

BBB

(out of 5)


Silly, overwrought thriller that is entertaining enough to keep you seated for two hours.   plays a nursing home employee who decides to improve her salary by working privately in the old New Orleans mansion of a cantankerous old woman (, brilliant as ever) and her ailing husband (). After discovering a strange room in the attic with her skeleton key, Hudson learns that her employer dabbles in Hoodoo, a form of pagan magic that could possibly be the explanation for Hurt’s illness. She attempts to dig deeper into the mystery, but Rowlands is eventually onto her game and starts making life just a little more dangerous for her. Some fun chills and thrills and a most welcome performance by as the family lawyer take a pretty formulaic horror movie and turn it into a fun night at the movies.


Universal Pictures, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Double Feature Films, Daniel Bobker Productions, Brick Dust Productions LLC, MFPV Film

USA, 2005

Directed by

Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by , , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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