Skinamarink (2022) Movie Review

Skinamarink – Movie Review


Director: Kyle Edward Ball

Writer: Kyle Edward Ball (Screenplay)


  • Jaime Hill
  • Lucas Paul
  • Ross Paul
  • Dali Rose Tetreault

Plot: Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.

Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Skinamarink starts as the two children of the household, Kevin and Kaylee wake up in the middle of the night. They can’t find their Father and notice all the doors and windows have vanished. As they explore the pitch-black house, they question what is in the dark.

This sees them hearing strange voices and seeing shadows. All, while they play like it is daytime. Something doesn’t feel right but the kids continue to search for answers.

Verdict on Skinamarink

Skinamarink is a strange horror movie. It uses an old-school film technique to make it feel like we are watching an old-found movie. Fills us with the darkness going on in the home, as children communicate with something in their home.

This movie is going to be one you could see audiences loving or completely hating. It has a lot you could easily look to unpack to see a bigger story. However, if you saw it another way, it is a movie without much going on. It is a movie that is very difficult to explain what is going on and by the end, you might not get everything either. This is all about the style of filming that carries a unique approach throughout the movie.

Where to Watch: Skinamarink is coming to Shudder on the 2nd of February.

Final ThoughtsSkinamarink is an oddly unique horror journey.

One comment

  1. Fans of independent cinema are cheering for this one – it’s very unusual for an ultra low budget effort like this to break out, which it has really done here in the US!

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