The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key

Kate Hudson
Director: Iain Softley Cast: Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
, Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
, Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
Iain Softley

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A young woman discovers a terrible secret while caring for an elderly man in this supernatural thriller. Caroline (Kate Hudson) is a care provider for the aged who is hired away from the hospice where she works by Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands). Violet needs someone to help take care of her husband, Ben (John Hurt), who is in poor health and doesn't have long to live. Violet and Ben live in a decaying rattletrap mansion not far from New Orleans, and as she settles into her work, Caroline spends her spare time exploring the house. It isn't long before Caroline discovers evidence that suggests Ben and Violet are members of a sinister voodoo cult, and that ghosts walk in the Devereaux mansion. The Skeleton Key also stars Peter Sarsgaard and Joy Bryant.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
UPC: 0025192585029
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 21,398

Special Features

Kate Hudson's ghost story; Exploring Voodoo/Hoodoo; Behind the Locked Door - Making The Skeleton Key; Blues in the bayou; Audio commentary with director Iain Softley; And much more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kate Hudson Caroline Ellis
Gena Rowlands Violet Devereaux
Peter Sarsgaard Luke
John Hurt Ben Devereaux
Joy Bryant Jill
Maxine Barnett Mama Cynthia
Tom Uskali Actor
Jen Apgar Actor
Forrest Landis Actor
Jamie Lee Redmon Actor
Ronald McCall Actor
Jeryl Prescott Sales Actor
Isaach de Bankolé Actor

Technical Credits
Iain Softley Director,Producer
John Beard Production Designer
Daniel Bobker Producer
Drew Boughton Art Director
Harry Cohen Sound/Sound Designer
Mick Cukurs Set Decoration/Design
Peter Devlin Sound/Sound Designer
Louise Frogley Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Hutshing Editor
Ronna Kress Casting
Ehren Kruger Screenwriter
Julia Levine Set Decoration/Design
Sara Lord Musical Direction/Supervision
Gary Scott Marcus Asst. Director
Matt Sweeney Special Effects Supervisor
Dan Mindel Cinematographer
Ann Scibelli Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Shamberg Producer
Edward Shearmur Score Composer
Stacey Sher Producer
Christina Smith Makeup
Clayton Townsend Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Skeleton Key
1. Passing On [4:57]
2. Help Unwanted [8:42]
3. Remedies [5:49]
4. The Locked Door [4:31]
5. Bedside Manner [4:17]
6. Asking for Help [3:44]
7. Inside the Attic [5:24]
8. Broken Record [4:18]
9. The Conjure Man [7:05]
10. The Power of Belief [6:22]
11. Cleansing [5:00]
12. Bad Dreams [1:52]
13. A Cause for Concern [5:22]
14. Supper [6:51]
15. Time to Go [4:24]
16. Law of the Land [1:28]
17. Mind Tricks [1:53]
18. The Conjure of Sacrifice [10:32]
19. Body and Soul [2:45]
20. The Hidden Key (End Titles) [1:59]

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