The Reflecting Skin

The Reflecting Skin

DVD - 2016
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A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her. He must deal with an abusive mother, a father with a charge of molestation, a band of youths creating havoc, and an unforgiving environment in general.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Soda Pictures,, 2016
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE REFL
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
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digital,optical,rda
1 videodisc (84 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches

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Derringer
Oct 08, 2016

The Reflecting Skin is a bizarre and equally disturbing movie-experience combining beautiful cinematography with a really weird and fukt-up story that's viewed from an abused child's peculiar slant on things.

Though not meant for all tastes, The Reflecting Skin is one of those films that's just too odd to be completely dismissed..... If you enjoy films that are offbeat, surreal and nightmarish in nature, then here's one whose story and imagery creates a very dark and haunting atmosphere set against the dazzling brightness of rural Idaho in the 1950s.

The innocence of a 9 year-old boy named Seth is stripped away as he closely observes the strange and macabre characters that are around him.

A lot of people will find (at this film's conclusion) that just too many questions were deliberately left unanswered. This is sure to leave many viewers (as it did with myself) both annoyed and dissatisfied.

But, yet, even though there were a number of places where The Reflecting Skin literally fell flat on its face out of sheer absurdity, the unique strangeness if its overall story is still well-worth a view.

(*Watch movie-trailer*)

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franzkafka
Oct 26, 2013

Death, decay and madness. Best lines: Older brother says to Seth:"Why don't you go play with your friends?" Seth: I can't. They're all dead". Creepy sheriff who can't make a connection between a big black car with 4 sinister occupants with recent murders is a gem as well

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ausnos
Jul 13, 2012

The audio quality is bad and the kid is just annoying.

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franzkafka
Oct 26, 2013

Go play with your friends. - I can't. They're all dead.

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