Skare (2009) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Welcome to Skare Valley Country Club. Relax and enjoy the fabulous food…
Meet Martha Tennant.
She has made a healthy profit and a respected business from the delicious food she provides for the country club. She also proves a dab hand at harbouring escaped prisoners from the nearby institution for the criminally insane. When latest escapee Dan stumbles into her world she believes she has, at last, found the young man of her dreams. Keeping him housed away from prying eyes and well fed, it soon becomes apparent that there is alot more to Martha than meets the eye…
Haunted by nightmares showing images of being buried alive and the excavation of his shallow grave revealing a bare skull, thousands of maggots squirming away in the sockets Dan becomes increasingly anxious and aggressive.
After discovering a fresh decapitated head in her freezer storage, Dan begins to realise that he is not the only dangerous and insane member of the house. But his attempts to leave are thwarted by the middle-aged harpie, as she reveals to him he has nowhere to run and that the house will not let him leave, an ominous warning of something more sinister at work…
She tells him of a legend that surrounds the old place; of how 400 years ago a miller was found dead and his wife and son thought to have been responsible. They were tortured as witches before the wife was burned at the stake and her son buried alive. In his nightmares, Martha is the mother and Dan the son, something that causes profound anxiety within him.
With nowhere to run and with Martha and her manageress willing to satisfy his every desire, Dan sticks around only to be dragged deeper and deeper into a murderous meat-obsessed world where nothing and nobody is what they seem and paranoia, blackmail and treachery rule.
But is there more to this than meets the eye? Is there any truth in the legend Martha spoke of? Are there supernatural forces at work, corrupting the souls of the inhabitants?
About Skare (2009)
Starring: Judith Holding, Warren May, Trudi Tyrrell, Jackson Payne
Runtime: 82 minutes
Director: Michael J Murphy