COLD SKIN Teaser: Xavier Gens' Lovecraftian Horror Comes at Night

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COLD SKIN Teaser: Xavier Gens' Lovecraftian Horror Comes at Night

French extremist Xavier Gens (The Divide) has been super busy lately. Not only did he take the reigns on Cold Skin, an adaptation of Albert Sanchez Pinol's popular novel of the same name, he recently wrapped the yet-to-be released possession thriller, The Crucifixion, AND produced Mathieu Turi's post-apocalyptic debut Hostile.

For now though, let's marvel at this first teaser, and some stunning stills, for Cold Skin, a Lovecraftian take of madness set to premier in the fall. Pinol's book tells of a man who takes a strange job logging wind conditions on a tiny Antarctic island. Upon arrival, he discovers that he has a reclusive neighbour and that at night the island is "overrun by humanoid killer amphibians."

Cold Skin was written by Jesús Olmo and Eron Sheean and stars David Oakes, Ray Stevenson and Aura Garrido.

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Scott BarbeyJuly 10, 2017 1:41 PM

creepy book. looks exactly how I imagined it. LOVE that last shot.

Christopher WebsterJuly 10, 2017 2:41 PM

Last shot's a stunner, yeah. Can't wait to see a full trailer.

Unflinching_EyeJuly 11, 2017 3:00 AM

I'm in of course. Digging the period setting.

ManateeAdvocateJuly 11, 2017 12:15 PM

I loved The Divide. I'm totally down for this.

kidlazarusJuly 11, 2017 5:39 PM

The source novel is twisted enough to make me want to see it no matter what misgivings I have regarding Gens taking the reigns. Not that the novel is subtle in the way it approaches xenophobia and madness that a screen translation would need a director that can navigate things in a "mature" manner.

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:28 PM

..annnnndd.. -- The Divide is another one that is now on my queue as well.. thankthh
*said in daffy duck spittle voice...
- ~ -
So. ..some of these are for differing reasons; ..either cinematography (and) or subject matter.. BUT...
..(find and) watch:
Under the Skin... *If memory serves - You have --- and seriously /Understandably dig it..
The Duelist (Duelyant)
The Survivalist
Brimstone
and
The Lure ..
.....

ManateeAdvocateJuly 12, 2017 5:30 PM

The Divide is VERY bleak, so if that's not your thing I'd steer clear of it.

Hmm. I've not heard of The Lure. I'll look into it. Thanks.

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:36 PM

YUP .!!

(it all depends on the "type" of "bleak"..... ...don't know if that makes a stitch of sense though or not..)

~

here's an imdb for your perusal (of The Lure) ~
http://www.imdb.com/title/t...
- Usually, I don't curse ~ I Do make exceptions though --- this thing is Bat-Shit Wackahh-dew and Crazy *apologies*.
...and Awesome..... .......really - the closest thing I can compare it to is Trance...
..with KILLER (Gorgeous) ((Blood Sucking) Mermaids...
..It's Brilliant. ...and also --- VERY VERY NSFW - in parts..

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:38 PM

(Please) check out then, - the (varied) likes of:
Under the Skin
The Duelist
The Survivalist
Brimstone
and
The Lure
- - -
..some of these are recommended due to their content -- The Lure and Under the Skin..
...the rest are here due to their exquisite cinematography...
..all are Grand-Slam films (imho)

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:39 PM

(Please) check out, - the (varied) likes of:
Under the Skin
The Duelist
The Survivalist
Brimstone
and
The Lure
- - -
..some of these are recommended due to their content -- The Lure and Under the Skin..
...the rest are here due to their exquisite cinematography...

..all are Grand-Slam films (imho)

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:40 PM

IF this is of Interest for You; check out the likes of:
Under the Skin
The Duelist
The Survivalist
Brimstone
and
The Lure
- - -
..some of these are recommended due to their content -- The Lure and Under the Skin..
...the rest are here due to their exquisite cinematography...

..all are Grand-Slam films (imho)

ManateeAdvocateJuly 12, 2017 5:47 PM

It's an incredibly dark and unhappy film from start to finish. Ugly people doing ugly things. I love it, but there is no redeeming value to the film. Human nature at it's ugliest. It's also, for me anyways, one of those films that you see once and it stays with you. I'll never forget it. Now, don't take that as over hype, I'm just saying that once in a while a film will rattle me. Green Room did the same to me, in variable ways, as did The Exorcist and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Granted, it's not like any of those films, but I'm trying (failing) to illustrate. Very, very dour.

The Lure. Oh yeah! I totally remember this. It just slipped my mind as did the title. Thanks doubly for reminding me. I'll be checking it out soon for sure.

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:50 PM

bring body-armor--helmet, and riot gear for whenever u see The Lure for the first viewing.... ..you'll need it. lol.

ManateeAdvocateJuly 12, 2017 5:52 PM

Yeah, I need to see Brimstone too. The never ending list of movies. I fucking love it.

cjohnstonJuly 12, 2017 5:56 PM

Word.. ...some have laundry-lists for groceries & shopping endeavors.. ... .others for film.. lol
~
.............and for that matter - You'll also need to come in full combat gear for Brimstone as well... ............................*along with The Survivalist..
**gear for those three in particular.. .............Each are also Substantially NSFW thru portions if this is applicable and/or pertinent..
~ - ~
_sheeesh... lol.

ManateeAdvocateJuly 12, 2017 6:00 PM

Nah, none of that matters. I watch extreme shocking shit when the mood strikes. I just won't watch such in front of my children.

Scott BarbeyJuly 12, 2017 6:48 PM

Seen and dig all except haven't seen BRIMSTONE yet. (and what is "THE SURVIVALIST"...?) I'll IMDB it. :)

cjohnstonJuly 19, 2017 3:17 PM

you have grand tastes Sir..
- - -
here's a few.. ...(..O.K. - QUITE a few.. lol) others you might also Dig the H.ecK out of:
- Dead Man Down
- The Aggression Scale
- Burning Bright
- Borgman
- Detour
- Too Late
- The Big Bang
- High-Rise
- Trance
- A Lonely Place To Die
- Chrysalis
- Largo Winch
- Largo Winch II (Burma Conspiracy)
- Renegade (Blueberry)
- Treehouse
- Let Me In
- Let the Right One In
- The Autopsy of Jane Doe
- Black-Out
- Stretch
and
- Kill Me Three Times..

cjohnstonJuly 19, 2017 3:18 PM

OOps..
- - -
Automata
and
Snowpiercer too..

***and Dredd; -- if i didn't initially enumerate that one either..
sheesh..