Run time: 100 mins
In Theaters: Tuesday 24th July 2001
Distributed by: Artisan Entertainment
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Fresh: 2 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 5.5 / 10
Director: Wayne Powers
Producer: Donna Powers
Imagine my surprise to find a reasonably clever script hidden among the sappy marketing copy ("Cross the threshold of fear!"), with Williams turning in a credible performance as a dad who suspsects his son (Jonathan Jackson) is murdering the hapless residents of his sleepy New Hampshire town. Or is it the dad who's doing the crimes, trying to set up the son? Sure, the story isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it is decently suspenseful and for the most part, intelligent.
The main drawback to Skeletons in the Closet is its unfortunately pathetic production values. The movie is shot on videotape, and little has been done to hide this cost-saving measure. The video looks so bad, though, it comes across as someone's home video -- not what most movies want to look like when you're digging up bodies.