“Skeletons In The Closet” may make you curious, thanks to the inclusion of Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr., but it lacks anything to justify your initial interest.
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Koji Steven Sakai, Joshua A. Cohen
Based On Work By
Date Released (Shudder)
February 9, 2024
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Valery M. Ortiz
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Unfortunately for Mark and Valentina, their daughter, Jenny, is no longer in remission, and her cancer is back and has spread to her brain. To make matters worse, Mark just lost his job, and his brother, Andres, just got out. Desperate as he is, Mark makes a deal with an associate of Andres that only further complicates his life.
However, Andres also has a connection to someone in tune with the spirit world, so with Mark and Valentina desperate, they make deals that have high costs to save their daughter.
- Dialog: Cursing
- Violence: Blood, Self-Harm
- Sexual Content: Nothing Notable
- Miscellaneous: Depiction of Corpses, Body Horror, Drinking, Depiction of the Occult
Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.
Mark (Terrence Howard)
Recently fired, Mark wants to be a good father to his daughter and still be seen as a hero.
- The actor is also known for their role in “The Butler.”
Valentina (Valery M. Ortiz)
Valentina is Mark’s wife, who has a traumatic past dating all the way back to her childhood, which leads to her seeing and experiencing some disturbing images.
Andres (Cuba Gooding Jr.)
Andres is Mark’s brother who recently got out of prison and is trying to help Mark, but is only making things worse.
- The actor is also known for their role in “Life In A Year.”
Jenny (Appy Pratt)
Jenny is Mark and Valentina’s daughter, who was in remission, but her cancer has come back, and the timing couldn’t have been worse for her family.
After A Certain Point, You Stop Caring No Matter How It Ups The Occult Aspect
One of the main issues of “Skeletons In The Closet” is that it lacks creating a bond with the characters for you to get invested. Unfortunately, we get a cute kid and actors with familiar faces, but nothing that makes you specifically care about the story and characters of the world they are in.
Which may lead you to believe that maybe the villain could compensate? We are dealing with the occult, and there are demonic beings in the film, but between B-movie visual effects and said occult entities not having the backstory or presence worth taking note of, ultimately, it seems “Skeletons in the Closet” is all about name recognition and not substance. Never mind even giving some form of fear factor.
Good If You Like
- Movies with parents desperate to do anything for their kids, including making deals with some form of evil
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Skeletons In The Closet – Movie Review
Our Rating: Negative (Acquired Taste)
“Skeletons In The Closet” is why actors get paid big bucks. Because they are attached, they can draw in curious eyes, and even if people like me don’t like it, companies like Shudder still got a subscription, and someone still saw their ads, so while you may have lost time, they gained money.
After A Certain Point, You Stop Caring No Matter How It Ups The Occult Aspect - 64%
- After A Certain Point, You Stop Caring No Matter How It Ups The Occult Aspect