Video Review

Skinner (1995)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Traci Lords and Ted Raimi

You'd think director Ivan Nagy, Heidi Fleiss'ex-boyfriend, would have some powerful leverage in Hollywood. But he skips the A list to cast Traci Lords and Ricki Lake in this Silence of the Lambs rip-off. Skinner's really a showcase for Ted Raimi, who, as a loner who makes himself an XXL coat out of Lake's landlady, almost brings coherence to this direct-to-video film's disjointed plot. Too bad Nagy didn't have any blackmail material on a good sound engineer: Lousy looping and miserable miking make much of the movie unintelligible. B-

Originally posted Jun 23, 1995 Published in issue #280 Jun 23, 1995 Order article reprints