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Cold Skin (2017)

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In 1914, a young man arrives at a remote island near the Antarctic Circle to take the post of weather observer only to find himself trapped in a watchtower besieged by deadly creatures which live in hiding on the island.


Xavier Gens


Jesús Olmo (screenplay), Eron Sheean (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3,061 ( 263)
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Credited cast:
Ray Stevenson ... Gruner
David Oakes ... Friend
Aura Garrido ... Aneris
Winslow M. Iwaki Winslow M. Iwaki ... Senegalese (as Winslow Iwaki)
John Benfield ... Captain Axel
Ben Temple Ben Temple ... Naval Official
Iván González ... New Weather Official
Alejandro Rod Alejandro Rod ... Portuguese
Julien Blaschke Julien Blaschke ... Burley Russian
Damián Montesdeoca Damián Montesdeoca ... Scotsman
Israel Bodero Israel Bodero ... Ship Crew Member #1
Roberto Rincón Roberto Rincón ... Ship Crew Member #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roberto Rincon Sanchez Roberto Rincon Sanchez ... Ship Crew Member #2


In 1914, just after of Franz Ferdinand's assassination that eventually caused World War I, a steamship approaches a desolate island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle, where a young nameless man is poised to take the post of weather observer, to live in solitude at the ends of the earth for an entire year until the arrival of his replacement. For the next twelve months, his entire world will consist of a deserted cabin, the surrounding sea, and dangerous strange beings that he discovers are sharing the island. Written by Darkwalker173

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We are never too far from those we hate. See more »


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Spain | France



Release Date:

7 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La piel fría See more »


Box Office


€8,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The photograph that Friend finds in Aldor Vigeland's logbook, with "Mrs Vigeland" written on the back, is a picture of Aura Garrido (who plays Aneris). See more »


The protagonist, a Brit, uses a Russian Mosin-Nagant military rifle he would have been unable to obtain at the time. It may have been used as a stand-in for the similarly looking British Lee-Metford rifle, a likely choice to equip someone in his position. See more »

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11 February 2018 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

Wow! Have I been waiting for long to see something like this. Something different, better, something to entertain and not in that Hollywood style. And I got plenty of just that!

There is no point in trying to explain for too long, trust me when I say, this is one of the best horror movies out there, that don't rely on scares, on violence, but on beauty! From the great surroundings, to the creatures, the fort, everything falls in great. It was one of the best experiences I had in years.

Therefore of course I will highly recommend Cold Skin, because it does nothing more than to intrigue and deliver. And by the end of it, you will even feel the cold!


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