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The Skeleton Key

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Iain Softley

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About the Movie

Kate Hudson stars in The Skeleton Key - a supernatural thriller that weaves a tale of terror and suspense! When Caroline Ellis (Hudson) takes a job 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! Filled with endless suspense and bone-chilling scares, hold on for this terrific ride.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 150
  • Fresh: 56
  • Rotten: 94
  • Average Rating: 5.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: This is essentially a haunted-house horror flick that starts off with effectively eerie scenes but devolves into a forced and mildly ridiculous ghost story. – USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A well-intentioned horror film that is weighted down by stellar cast members who for the most part act as if they don't want to be there. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Though the story is as creaky as a plantation porch, Iain Softley's lushly atmospheric The Skeleton Key does offer a few nifty twists on the classic 'woman in peril' picture. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A diverting, stylish thriller that, despite pivoting on that and other whoppers, deserves credit for creating an authentic, original vibe. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

I love this movie!

This movie is seriously awesome. It's very suspenseful and scary, and it all leads up to one of the craziest twist endings I've ever seen. It's an underrated thriller that deserves so much more attention than it's been given since it's release over 3 years ago. My advice: buy, don't rent. It's a movie you'll want to watch over and over again (I know I have!)

well done kate

kate hudson put on a great show!!! This movie is amazing and one of her best performaces!!! Your money will not be wasted GREAT movie:)

Loved it

I really didn't know what to expect from this movie but I thought it was amazing. Great acting, great plot. All the elements for a great film. If you have ten bucks and don't know what to do with it, buy this movie.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2005

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