IN THEIR SKIN (2012) Reviews and overview

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In Their Skin aka Replicas is a 2012 Canadian horror thriller feature film directed by Jeremy Power Regimbal and starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, and James D’Arcy.

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After the accidental death of their six-year-old daughter, the Hughes family escape their busy upscale suburban life and head to their isolated cottage for some quality time.

An evening with their friendly neighbours is suddenly interrupted when one man’s obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing the families to go beyond what they ever thought they were capable of in order to survive…



“In the end, Replicas works through to its climax because of the investment we’ve made in the characters during the lengthy setup. By giving us enough time to get to know both the victims and the villains before they’re literally at each other’s throats, Regimbal, his writers and cast overcome the more generic tropes of their material to deliver a tense experience punctuated by a few moments of genuine shock.”  Fangoria

“Part of the success of the movie is down to the direction and script, of course, but as well as those there is also a great cast here. Joshua Close and Selma Blair, as Mark and Mary, are both superb, but it is James D’Arcy as Booby who steals the show for me. His character is edgy and unpredictable, and even his most innocent actions have an uncomfortable feel to them.” The Lair of Filth



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