Skeleton Key


Release Date: August 12, 2005
Running Time: 104 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13
Box Office: $47,806,295.00
Genre: Horror, Thriller


Strong-minded Caroline Ellis is a driven young woman with no time for local tales of witchcraft and black magic. The young hospice worker is determined to make enough money to attend nursing school, even if it means taking a job as a live-in caretaker for the elderly owner of an isolated plantation house an hour's drive outside of New Orleans, deep in the atmospheric Louisiana delta renowned for the locals' mystical practices and powerful ceremonies. The decrepit Terrebonne Parish mansion is home to born-and-bred Southerners Violet and Ben Devereaux and both the house and its occupants seem weighted with somber histories. But for Caroline, the setting is unimportant--she's there to do her jo...

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Kate Hudson

Gena Rowlands

John Hurt

Peter Sarsgaard

Joy Bryant

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