Originally released in France in September of ’17, Cold Skin looks to have a very original and intriguing story, which is a rare thing nowadays…well unless it’s a Guillermo del Toro film.
Taking a page from del Toro, French Sci-Fi/Horror director Xavier Gens (Hitman, Frontier(s), The Divide). blends a touch of the mythical with the mundane to create an “adult” horror infused fairytale. Here is the film’s official (American) synopsis …
On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. And then the night begins to fall…
The trailer offers more (I hope not to much) of what the story is about.
“Demons from Atlantis”.
Ok, now I’m excited.
The movie stars David Oakes (The Borgias, The White Queen), Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, Thor), and Aura Garrido (The Body, Stockholm) and was directed by Gens from the Screenplay by Eron Sheean and Jesús Olmo, and based on the novel Cold Skin by Albert Sánchez Piñol.
It’s unknown when the movie will storm American shores, but here’s the movie poster to tide us over….see what I did there….oh, well.