#71 -- Skeleton Crew (2009)

Directors: Tommi Lepola & Tero Molin
Rating: 3 / 5

When going into a movie like this, I expect to be grossed out or freaked out or SOMETHING. There were parts that were a little gross, but it wasn't enough to amaze me. It's all about a film crew that is filming a movie based on a true story. It takes place in a mental hospital where the doctor murdered his patients and made snuff films out of it. 

But while exploring the hospital, the director of the film discovers some of those snuff films, and he becomes obsessed with them. He starts watching them constantly, instead of working on his own movie. Eventually, he goes a little bit whacko and decides that the movie just doesn't look real enough, and he starts making some snuff films of his own. It appears that there are ghosts in the hospital, and someone else is making a film of their own - starring all the crew, including the director.

This movie was okay. I liked the story of it, because the idea of them watching real murders on film is just repulsive enough to be interesting. However, the ending left a little to be desired. It was a little vague, and it failed to answer some questions I had. It didn't do much with the supposed ghosts, which I think could have made the movie better. The gore was okay as well; it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't amazing either. And the acting? Horrible, for the most part. But that's nothing I can't live with. I actually tend to enjoy bad acting. Overall, it was an okay movie. Good for a one-time viewing, but not good for much else. 

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