Movie Review: The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key (Widescreen Edition) [affiliate] is a 2005 horror suspense movie starring Kate Hudson. I have to say that this movie really didn’t grab me. At all. When it was in the theater, the trailer didn’t strike me as a great movie. When I rented it from Netflix.com [affiliate], I figured it couldn’t be that bad. Well, it was pretty much a good B-rated movie that you would probably see on the Sci-Fi channel.
The movie itself is about Caroline (Kate Hudson), a twenty some year old hospice worker that is trying to do the right thing after her father passes away. She goes from New Jersey to Lousiana to help care for a sick elderly man named Ben who lives in a house from the turn of the century with his wife Violet. They find out that there were two black servants that were lynched around the same time and the fact that they practiced hoodoo.
From there on out, the whole movie got suspensefully weird. I won’t go into details except that it was pretty good although not exactly what you call a super horror film. Of course, it was rated PG-13 so that’s probably why there wasn’t the super scary stuff. All in all, it was a decent movie, but I’m glad I didn’t shell out a matinĂ©e ticket.