1993 / Director. Ivan Nagy.
Review by Justine Ryan.
Dennis Skinner (Ted Raimi) appears to be a mild mannered, all round nice guy who rents a room with a lonely housewife named Kerry (Ricki Lake) but little does Kerry know that Skinner is an Ed Gein clone, who murders prostitutes and takes their skins to stitch together a flesh suit. On his tail throughout the film is Heidi (Traci Lords), a prostitute who escaped from Skinner but is now disfigured and hell bent on getting her revenge.
Skinner is a film I have always wanted to see but hadn’t until now, and I am glad I did. The film has some good performances by Ted Raimi, who can easily switch between dramatic and comedic, and Traci Lords is great at bringing an edginess to her character Heidi, who is very Veronica Lake-esque (with one eye covered by a long veil of long, blonde hair and a fedora hat), and is quite mysterious.
Overall, I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. It is not life changing stuff but definitely B-movie fun!