When Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) takes a job in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real!
A creepy thriller with a decent twist.
- The Skeleton Key review by Shatner's Bassoon
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The Skeleton Key revolves around the character of Caroline Ellis, a bored hospice carer. Unhappy with her current job she replies to a newspaper job advert which takes her to the middle of Louisiana's bayou to care for stroke victim Ben Devereaux. Almost at once strange things begin to happen which seem to lead to an area of the attic that even the house's main skeleton key can't open. Overall this is a well directed and creepy southern gothic thriller set within a house which just oozes the creepiness of an old dilapidated home. A decent amount of tension builds up as Caroline searches for the truth and the ending involves a clever twist to the tale.