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Skeleton Man
Skeleton Man
Actors: Jackie Debatin, Eric Etebari, Jonathon Klein, Sarah Ann Schultz, Robert Miano
Director: Johnny Martin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 35min

No Description Available. Genre: Horror Rating: R Release Date: 22-NOV-2005 Media Type: DVD

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Actors: Jackie Debatin, Eric Etebari, Jonathon Klein, Sarah Ann Schultz, Robert Miano
Director: Johnny Martin
Creators: David E. Ornston, Johnny Martin, Avi Lerner, Boaz Davidson, Charles Arthur Berg, Danny Dimbort, Frederick Bailey
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 11/22/2005
Original Release Date: 03/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 03/01/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Dawnmarie L. (Dacaria)
Reviewed on 1/25/2010...
There's a truck scene that makes no sense, there's a power plant scene that makes no sense, hell, I'll just say it: None of this movie makes any sense. There's this killer dressed in a skeleton mask on horseback on the loose just killing everbody everywhere he goes with no real reason. They try to give a brief history of the killer/creature/spirit, what have you, but it's so poorly done, the viewer is left wondering, "huh, was there a point to that?" And I always laugh when I see a film where people are trying to kill the spirit with semiautomatics to no avail, but hey maybe this small handgun will do the trick. Good premise gone south by bad editing, or a director who didn't know what he wanted this movie to be. Even Casper Van Dien called it quits halfway through the movie. He must have seen the first half on tape and wanted a quick exit. In the end it turned out to be a complete mess that should have stayed buried in that indian burial ground where the killer was resurrected from.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nick H. from ALTON, IL
Reviewed on 3/1/2009...
The skeletal figure on horseback stalks the forest, stalking star Michael Rooker's covert team of special ops people, trying to those who disappeared while on exercise in the forest. Van Dien is one of his team members. Skeleton Man was originally Coffin Joe, an Indian who crazily
slaughtered members of his own Iroquois tribe. Now he's back, apparently arisen after archeologists disturb his burial site, and begins killing anyone unlucky enough to be in the woods. Not bad.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 01/18/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"When you view a movie that was made for the SciFi Channel, you either get (1) a surprisingly good one; (2) an okay diversion; or (3) a real dud. SKELETON MAN falls into # 3. With a script seemingly thrown together piecemeal, surprisingly bad performance from the usually good Michael Rooker; a typical bad performance from Casper van Dien; and special effects out of a bad Japanese movie. The killer Skeleton Man comes up with weapons apparently out of thin air; the horse changes colors throughout the film; a fisherman is shot from behind with an arrow which is in the front of his chest; and nothing is ever really depicted as to exactly who his critter is and why the climax ends up in a chemical plant? An attempt to create a "Predator" like film falls completely on its face and Rooker should start looking for a new agent."
Skeleton Man
Cheryl Havanac | Minneapolis, MN | 04/03/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I love movies and watch at least two movies a week. This was one of the worst movies I've ever had the displeasure to watch. The characters were not believable, there was no plausible story or plot, the horse the Skeletor rode kept changing color (a brown horse to a black horse)as did his cape, (it went from new to tattered). Do not waste your time watching this movie, it made absolutely no sense."
Obviously Sponge Bob has become an agent to the semi-stars
S. B. Dupre | Shadowland | 03/04/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Obviously Sponge Bob has become an agent to the semi-star, otherwise WHY on earth would any of these people, especially Casper van Dien, even appear in this disaster? I thought STAR SHIP TROOPERS rather ho-hum except for the great special effects. When I saw Casper's name I thought of that movie and I bought SKELETON MAN with the "how bad can it be?" mindset.

I hadn't realized it had been made for the SciFi Channel although that wouldn't have had any effect on the decision to buy except to expect a bit less in the special effects department.

We can now change the "a bit less" to darn near nonexistant. Someone told the writer/director to keep panning the scenery as a) it'll make the movie it's required length and b) it'll give the audience a sort of feel for the situation. Without the constant panning the movie is about a half hour long. The situation is boring. The is acting minimal, the script inane, and the special (snicker) effects are considerably less than awesome. The continuity mistakes are bothersome, the idiot mistakes are constant, and the things the script has the folks doing are silly. The entire movie makes me think of a couple of high school kids getting together to make a slasher movie. In fact, that feeling persists throughout the entire flick.

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that when we have a group of people the women are all wearing a whole lot less than the men? The men in this one are wearing two or three shirts. The women are ALL wearing tanktops. I'm amazed, truly, that they aren't also wearing shorts (camoflaged, of course). And where the heck did all the guns come from? On that note, where the heck did all the Skeleton Man's weapons come from? Did he keep a stable of horses cuz they did seem to change a bit here and there. And why didn't the woman try to drive the SUV she found instead of running into a small building. GETTING AWAY FROM THERE would seem to be the bright thing to do. Well, silly me, the bright thing to do would have be NOT to appear in this movie and/or once it was made NOT to waste my money on it.

Give this one a big pass.