Skinner (1993) (Blu-ray Review)

Skinner (1993) (Blu-ray Review)

Skinner (1993) (Blu-ray Review)

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Skinner (1993) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Ivan Nagy
Starring: Ted Raimi, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, David Warshofsky
Rated: UR/Region O/1:85/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Severin Films

Whoever you are, whatever you know, nothing will prepare you for the horror of Heidi’s (Traci Lords) nightmare. Stalking the backstreets & rivers of the city where he preys, psychopath Dennis Skinner (Ted Raimi), wields a sickening assortment of blades & cleavers for his grotesque mission of murder. Heidi vows to stop him before he strikes again as he stalks unsuspecting hookers & his landlady (Ricky Lake).

I like a slasher flick that just comes across as a different type of animal and that’s what you get with a movie like Skinner. A movie that puts Ted Raimi’s acting skills to the test and also casts Rickie Lake and Traci Lords in important roles with the latter showing some strong skills in a very strange role. Sure, the movie has your T and A along with your blood for the sake of blood, but this one tells a story and goes a few different ways in doing so. It also doesn’t turn away from taking a chance to add some dark humor into the mix and that is something I can greatly appreciate and I do appreciate it here in Skinner. Raimi is a killer who is renting a room from Lake who has a disgruntled relationship of her own going. Top that off with a half-scared Traci Lords character hot on his trail and we have the makings of a movie that never gets dull and always makes you wonder just what is coming next.

People are sliced and diced! People run around wearing other people’s skin. It sounds silly and I suppose you could make an argument that a lot of it is, but it still manages to work overall here in this type of mood and environment. Some people don’t look back fondly of some of the horror movies that came out during the early parts of the ’90s, but this one here is surprise enjoyment. It could be that a number of people haven’t seen it, as I myself hadn’t seen it or really even heard of it until this Severin release of it. The film looks great here and is just a wild and weird slasher that surprisingly works better than it probably has any right to.


– A Touch of Scandal – Interview with Director Ivan Nagy
– Under His Skin – Interview with Star Ted Raimi
– Bargain Bin VHS For A Buck — Interview with Screenwriter Paul Hart-Wilden
– Cutting Skinner – Interview with Editor Jeremy Kasten
– Flaying Sequence Out-takes & Extended Takes
– Vintage Trailer

Quality of Transfer: 88%

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