Thursday, May 28, 2009

Crappy horror movie reviews Thursday: Skinned Alive (1989)

This movie is pretty much about a traveling family-- who kills people for their skin-- break down in a hick town end up rooming with the local mechanic Tom Miles until their truck is fixed. During their stay they end up killing anyone who they can get their hands on, delivery boy, hitchhikers, neighbors and then moves on to Tom and his wife. When the nosy alcoholic neighbor Paul Hickox gets a whiff of what is going on he tries to play hero and save the family from the murderous rampage-- sounds good doesn't it?

I thought the movie was funny, but it also had some nice low-budget blood and some sweet kills. The story was pretty good, and done in the vein of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The special make-up effects weren't at all great, but they were pretty good. They were almost convincing, and that is all I ask for. The movie had a Raimi feel to it, and it even starred Scott Spiegel.

Friday The 13th Part III in 3-D screening.

If you live in, around or in a driving distance from Oakmont, PA you'd better check this out. It's not everyday (or every week/month/year) that a place near you may be screening this terrific flick!

The Oaks Theater
310 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139

(412) 828 - 6311

Friday July 10@ 10pm and
Saturday, July 11 @ Midnight

Ticket price: $6.00 each.

For more information check out the page on their website.