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The Reflecting Skin (1990)

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Jason Wolff Jason Wolff
Cadillac Driver
Guy Buller Guy Buller
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David Bloom David Bloom
Deputy
Robert Koons Robert Koons
Sheriff Ticker


Written by
Philip Ridley Philip Ridley
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13 years, 3 months ago at Jul 4 22:25
The movie did not impress me with its story. The nature scenes and the acting of the young Jeremy Cooper was what did impress me. Actually from what I saw I was almost convinced that all characters in the movie except the three boys the movie starts with are crazy or something. As one other reviewer wrote “In The Reflecting Skin, nobody behaves like a normal person would, and the viewer is left ... read more
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A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her.
Release date: 9 November 1990
Tags: Vampire (7), Coming Of Age (6), Childhood (5), Frog (5), Suicide (5), Cornfield (5), Child Molestation (5), Gas Station (5), Thriller (4), Horror (4), Child Abuse (4), Dead Baby (4), Fire (4), 1990s (3), Drama (3), Animal Abuse (3), Death Of Parent (3), Young Boy (3), Disturbing (3), Usa (2)
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