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.