Skinamarink now has a streaming date, and it’s coming very soon

A creepy still of a doll, from Skinamarink.Shudder

Skinamarink is already the surprise horror hit of the year, so here’s everything we know about this deeply weird movie, from cast, plot, and trailer, to brand-new streaming date on Shudder.

Skinamarink is the little horror movie that could. Shot in Canada on a budget of just $15k – which was mostly crowd-funded – the experimental horror movie screened at film festivals throughout 2022. Which is where a copy of the feature leaked online.

That could have spelled disaster for the filmmakers, but social media went nuts for Skinamarink, precipitating a theatrical release at the start of 2023.

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The film hit screens on January 13, and to date has already grossed more than $1.1 million at the box office. Word-of-mouth on the title is growing – while theories about the ending are all over Reddit. So for now, here’s everything you need to know about Skinamarink.

Does Skinamarink have a release date?

Skinamarink was released on January 13, 2023 in the US and Canada, through IFC Films. The movie is currently playing in 629 theaters.

The film also hit a pair of screens in the UK on that same day – the Prince Charles Cinema in London, and the Mockingbird Cinema in Birmingham.

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The film also now has a streaming date, with Skinamarink launching on Shudder on February 2, 2023.

Skinamarink: Is there a trailer?

Yes there is a trailer for Skinamarink, which can be viewed below.

The trailer was posted by Shudder, and is as weird and ambiguous as the film it is promoting.

Skinamarink plot: What’s it about?

The official – and brief – synopsis for Skinamarink is as follows…

Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished.

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Most critics have said the movie is less about plot, and more concerned with atmosphere. In Dread Central‘s review of the film, they characterize Skinamarink as follows: “For those seeking a traditional horror movie experience, turn back now… Filmmaker Kyle Edward Ball demands the audience pick up the shovel and do the digging on their own. It’s not fair, but it is an exciting and original vision of what horror can look like.”

Skinamarink cast: Who stars in the horror movie?

The cast is minimal in Skinamarink, with the actors and characters they play as follows…

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  • Lucas Paul is Kevin.
  • Dali Rose Tetreault is Kaylee.
  • Ross Paul plays their father.
  • Jaime Hill plays their mother.

The film is both written and directed by Kyle Edward Ball. The film is his feature debut.

Skinamarink is playing a handful of screens right now, and these are the film’s 5 scariest moments. While our efforts to explain the ending can be found here.

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