In Their Skin trailer shows evil D'Arcy
The trailer for In Their Skin doesn't really kick off for a while but when it does it will begin to pique your interest especially as it shows James D'Arcy as a pretty evil shotgun wielding psychopath, which is a nice chance of character for him.
The film also stars Selma Blair, Rachel Miner and Joshua Close who wrote the script for the film which is due for a release early next month in America. It's already been seen at a few festivals and hasn't gathered an earth shattering set of reviews, but the trailer does look interesting.
In Their Skin carries a pretty might blurb with it as well, so let's get straight into that and let it do the talking:
A few months after the accidental death of their daughter, a grief-stricken Mark and Mary Hughes, together with their son, escape the distractions of upper-class city life for their tranquil country cottage in the hope of bringing the broken family closer together. The unhappy couple, tortured by the unbearable tragedy, is on the brink of separation; this trip is a last-ditch attempt to save their relationship.
Far from the world in an isolated idyll, surrounded by memories of happier times, their seclusion is soon interrupted when the awkward, poverty-stricken Sakowski family shows up at their doorstep. What transpires is a tense and terrifying ordeal that sees the rural home transformed from a peaceful sanctuary into a theater of insanity, human puppetry and murder, as the Sakowskis unravel to reveal their true intention to steal the Hughes' identities. Their lives already in tatters, Mark and Mary are forced to face the past, confront the present, and fight for their future.
Fueled by one man's desire for the "perfect" life, In Their Skin is a twisted tale of two fractured families and the lengths they will go to for the ones they love and the lives they long for. This is a brutal but carefully crafted statement on social inequality and the danger of obsession. Unnerving from the start and horrifying long after the credits roll, this psychological thriller tears its characters apart and asks: What would you do to be perfect?
It does look interesting because James D'Arcy is playing a character I've not really seen him play before and I do think Selma Blair is an underused talented actress so perhaps this will offer something new.
For those who might just drop this into a bucket marked "home invasion" I'm not so sure since the blurb does suggest there's a lot more to it, I wonder if it will deliver considering the early comments on the film but then a festival screening can never be sure to gather the right audience.
Here's the trailer for In Their Skin through TrailerAddict so you can see for yourself. It certainly looks interesting from this short exposure.