Under the Skin (2013 film)

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Summary

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.

Details

  • Release Date: 2013
  • Country/Language: UK/USA/Switzerland, English and Welsh
  • Genres/Technical: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Art/Experimental
  • Runtime: 1 hr 48 min
  • Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay
  • Director: Jonathan Glazer
  • Writer: Walter Campbell and Jonathan Glazer (screenplay), Michel Faber (novel), Milo Addica (uncredited)
  • Producer/Production Co: Film4, British Film Institute (BFI), Silver Reel
  • View Trailer: (link)
  • TVTropes page: (link)
  • IMDB Page: (link)

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Violence, Profanity Adult Content, full frontal Nudity, Sexual Situations)

Tentacle Ratings

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

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

How "Lovecraftian" you find this film might depend on how much "Lovecraftian" mileage you get from dark fantasy/fairy tales about character development for people-eating, shape-shifting aliens that evolve into renegade vegans, as interpreted by surreal, avant-garde art film makers.

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

Reviews

Review Links:

  • Richard Scheib at The Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review (link) - "...Under the Skin is accruing accolades as a standout film. I remain slightly short of these. The opaqueness of the film – the lack of clear explanations and guesswork that surrounds almost everything that happens – makes it frustratingly indecipherable at times."

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A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.


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