The festival hit SKEW (which we reviewed in our DVD Pub some time back, highly recommending it and describing it as "a terrifying movie") will be hitting DVD via Redbox in the U.S.A. on March 12th, followed a few weeks later with an iTunes release on April 2nd.
This found-footage terror was shot way back in 2005, way before such box office hits as PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, CLOVERFIELD and QUARANTINE began to oversaturate the subgenre. Within the same vein as THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, director Seve Schelenz attempted to create a first-person account in psychological horror with the intent on delivering the kind of scares that would keep audiences on edge until its revealing conclusion.
Over the past several years SKEW has been accepted in over 50 festivals, won several awards including Best Feature at the Nevada Film Festival, Best Director at the Late Night Horror Film Festival and the Indy Spirit Award at Horrorfest. Not too shabby, eh? Especially considering most of the films festival run was during the height of the found footage craze. Check out the synopsis below:
SKEW follows three close friends who head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip with video camera in hand to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a descent into the ominous as unexplained events threaten to disrupt the balance between them. One by one they must struggle with personal demons and paranoia as friendships are tested and gruesome realities are revealed…and recorded.
While we've seen way too many found footage films hitting the market lately, SKEW sounds like it has what it takes to stand apart from the rest. Our own Dave Murray stated that the Seve Schelenz-helmed flick "doles out the creep like it was orchestrated by a master." I guess we'll find out for ourselves on March 12.
SKEW stars Amber Lewis, Richard Olak and Robert Scattergood. Check out the trailer below.