Skew (2011)


Director: Seve Schelenz

Writer: Seve Schelenz (Screenplay)

Starring: Rob Scattergood, Amber Lewis, Richard Olak, Taneal Cutting


Plot: When three friends Simon (Scattergood), Eva (Lewis) and Richard (Olak) go on a road trip to a friend’s wedding, when a series of unusual incidents start happening along the way. Simon is filming the whole trip and along the way some of the faces of the people he meets and film get distorted and later they seem to die.


The distortion

Verdict: A found footage film that isn’t about finding the footage

Story: What seems like a straight forward story of strange incidents on a road trip that tests friendships comes off very nicely. Having a mix of questions about the characters keeps you guessing and one big question from start to finish is why the faces are getting distorted in the first place. The big thing about this story is that is keeps you guessing and will let you have your own opinion on what happens at the end. (8/10)


Actor Review: Rob Scattergood – Simon who keeps filming throughout even after a couple of flashes that scare the hell out of him. Spends the whole time behind the camera but is the only one on the trip who is scared and does well with the camera reaction. (8/10)


Actor Review: Amber Lewis – Eva Richard’s girlfriend who is friends with Simon’s girlfriend and tries to help sort out the relationship before getting very paranoid about Simon’s behaviour. Good performance trying to support everyone on the trip but never seems to be paranoid enough too believable in the role. (6/10)

Actor Review: Richard Olak – Richard good friend of Simon and boyfriend to Eva who wants to stop the camera being on the trip at all, tries to help but loses his patience too quickly. String performance being hostile about what happens on the trip. (7/10)


Director Review: Seve SchelenzVery clever film great direction to keep you guessing on what will happen. (9/10)


Horror: Some good jump scares and not knowing what is happening is also frightening. (8/10)

Thriller: Keeps you guessing but never takes you to the edge of your seat. (7/10)

Special Effects: Some good special effects with the camera work. (8/10)

Believability: Not believable. (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: Road Trip setting works for the film giving us separate locations for all the incidents. (8/10)

Suggestion: This is clever film and I think people should try it as it will keep you guessing and leave you asking questions. (Try It)


Best Part: The end is clever

Worst Part: you make get confused with the ending

Kill Of The Film: Police man

Oscar Chances: None

Chances of Sequel: No


Overall: Clever film that will make you think



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