The Reflecting Skin Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for The Reflecting Skin the Movie

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In a 1950s prairie town a small boy sees insanity, child-murder, and radiation sickness, leading him to fantasize that the tormented young widow next door is a vampire. The pretentious drama/freak show rationalizes its ghastly events as symbolizing the hero's loss of youthful innocence. But the Hound knows the score; this is "Faces of Death" for the arts crowd, a grotesque menagerie that dares you to watch. The exploding-frog opener is already notorious. Beautiful photography, with vistas inspired by the painting of Andrew Wyeth.


Available on VHS
Running time 116 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Vampires, World War II, Meltdown, Childhood Visions, Period Piece: 1950s
Philip Ridley
Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Jeremy Cooper, Duncan Fraser, Shiela Moore, David Longworth, Robert Koons, David Bloom, Evan Hall
Dick Pope
Philip Ridley
Nick Bicat

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