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Skeletons in the Closet (2001)




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Single father Will Reed (Treat Williams) and his teenaged son Seth (Jonathan Jackson) have increasingly uncomfortable conflicts that go beyond the usual coming-of-age difficulties. Seth has grown reclusive and mysterious as his father does his best to communicate with him. Seth's binge drinking and drug use get him in trouble with his girlfriend Robin (Schuyler Fisk) and her family, and his unwelcome advances on Tina (Linda Hamilton), a co-worker of Will's who has a crush on Will, make things even more unsettling. Will is hardly prepared for what comes next: Seth begins giving his father items of clothing as gifts -- items that may be evidence of a series of murders in their small New Hampshire town. Each time Will confronts Seth with the evidence, a very calm Seth has an innocent answer. Even the police think Will is going too far. Is Seth a serial killer, or is Will losing his mind?

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Camden Munson
as Seth at Age 6
Diana Nadeau
as Elizabeth
Tory Davy
as Amanda Hall
Don Amendolia
as Detective Carlson
Lee Bryant
as Patricia Welch
Thomas Ryan
as Judge Mann
Rick Lohman
as Phillip Duncan
Bobby C. King
as Policeman
Anna Cranage
as Salesgirl
Charlotte Reed
as Sheri Duncan
Deborah Betko
as Neighbor
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Critic Reviews for Skeletons in the Closet

All Critics (5)

There's no tension here, and when it comes to thrillers, that's about the worst transgression that exists.

August 1, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Unfortunately pathetic production values

June 24, 2001 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Skeletons in the Closet

Excellent little crime thriller/mystery. An unknown hidden gem. Engaging performances, a tight solid script, and superb directing. For being shot on a shoestring budget this film certainly hits home. Forget "The Good Son" or "Joshua". Skeletons in the Closet crushes those films! "Treat Williams plays the father, raising his teenaged son (Jonathan Jackson) on the New Hampshire coast. The son is rebellious, like any teenager but almost dangerously so. Prone to keeping to himself and lashing out in a violent manner, when unsolved murders begin to turn up, Dad begins to suspect that his son may be involved." Don't expect any gore or any extreme violence. This film isn't about all of that. It focuses more on building suspenseful tension through the studies of creepy character development. It moves at a very slow pace but never falls flat, thanks to some wonderful acting and intriguing dialogue. This is the kind of film that will have you guessing till the very end. I highly recommend this movie.

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