New Full-Length Trailer for Xavier Gens' Creature Feature 'Cold Skin'
"Demons from Atlantis…" Finally! A full-length trailer has arrived for a mysterious, chilly horror film titled Cold Skin, the latest creation from French filmmaker Xavier Gens (of Frontier(s) and The Divide). We posted a teaser trailer for this last summer, but haven't heard much from it ever since then, despite playing at a few film festivals. Set on a desolate island in the Antarctic Circle, the film tells of a man living there who discovers that at night the island is overrun by creatures. This trailer finally gives us a good look at them and they're quite chilling. The cast includes David Oakes, Ray Stevenson, and Aura Garrido as Aneris, who seems to be one of these creatures that one of the men falls in love with. I'm so glad they don't have to hide the blood in this trailer, makes a difference. I'm very curious about this film, something has me hooked.
On the edge of the Antarctic Circle, a steamship approaches a desolate island. On board is a young man, poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the end of the earth. 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. For the next twelve months his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, trees, rocks, silence and the surrounding sea. Then night begins to fall… Cold Skin is directed by prominent French horror filmmaker Xavier Gens, of the films Frontier(s), Hitman, and The Divide previously. The screenplay is written by Jesús Olmo and Eron Sheean; based on the book by Albert Sánchez Piñol. The film originally opened in Spain last fall after playing at the Sitges Film Festival. It still doesn't have any official US distributor or release date yet, which is a bit unfortunate. Stay tuned for more. Anyone else still curious?
Reader Feedback - 5 Comments
Well that...kinda gave the whole thing away.
zillabeast on Jan 12, 2018
First thought this would be too ridiculous to be any good, but... the trailer makes it look pretty cool, actually. Helps that it's based on a book, I reckon... same idea developed by a scriptwriter would probably be too formulaic. But I'll probably only watch it if the reviews are really good.
Terry Craig on Jan 13, 2018
This is made from so many strange things and put together in another mixing up of the beauty and the beast(s) contest...
shiboleth on Jan 14, 2018
Cool. The design is sweet.
DAVIDPD on Jan 15, 2018
I was curious at first, but then, the 'creatures' (people in rubber suits) became way too overexposed - even in the trailer. You see too much, there are too many, running all over the place. And in the end it's just people in rubber suits yet again, nothing creative. Like yet another zombie movie. Or "The Descent" (though at least that had tension). Why not depict some very different amphibious/intelligent lifeform from the ocean, using minimal CGI, minimal exposure, and creative practical effects? (Budget constraints I guess)
foreigncontaminant on Jan 28, 2018
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