Skin and Bones (2008 short)

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In this episode of Fear Itself (2008 series), a rancher returns home to his family after being lost in a frozen wilderness for a number of days, but something is different about him....


  • Release Date: 2008
  • Country/Language: US/Canada, English
  • Genres/Technical: Horror, Fantasy, Western (weird west)
  • Runtime: 42 min
  • Starring: Doug Jones, Molly Hagan, John Pyper-Ferguson
  • Director: Larry Fessenden
  • Writer: Aleksei Tolstoy (novel) (uncredited), Drew McWeeny and Scott Swan (screenplay), Mick Garris (creator)
  • Producer/Production Co: Fear Itself Productions, Industry Entertainment, Lionsgate Television
  • "Making-Of" feature: (link)


MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: TV-MA (Violence, Profanity, Adult Content)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)

The story draws quite a bit from the work of Algernon Blackwood, a big influence on Lovecraft; the Wendigo-thing can easily be compared to Lovecraft's Ghouls.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.


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A rancher returns home to his family after being lost in the forest for a number of days. He is possessed by a Wendigo.


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