IN THEIR SKIN – Movie Poster

Just uploaded a new movie poster for Selma Blair’s latest thriller flick, IN THEIR SKIN. Check it out!

Reminder: IN THEIR SKIN hits select theaters November 9th, 2012.

Selma Blair On The Uncomfortable Moments Of ‘In Their Skin’ – Interview

Bloody Disgusting
Formerly known as Replicas, IFC’s In Their Skin is currently on VOD and On Demand with a limited theatrical run November 9. Directed by Jeremy Regimbal, the film stars Selma Blair, Joshua Close (who also wrote the script), James D’Arcy and Rachel Miner.

Last week I hopped on the phone with Blair and we discussed what attracted her to this project, which is much darker than many of the roles she is known for. We also discussed how she dealt with filming some of the project’s more intense material while being pregnant along with her desire to revisit the Hellboy universe.

In the film, “Following a tragic incident, the Hughes’ escape their busy upscale suburban life in order to spend some quality family time at their isolated country home. An evening with friendly neighbors is suddenly interrupted when one man’s obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing all to go beyond anything they ever thought they were capable of, in order to survive.”

This is a role that we don’t really see you in very often. It’s a darker and more intense. Your character begins the film having suffered a tremendous loss.

Yeah. I read the script and I thought it was a very quiet horror/thriller. A very emotional family drama. And I was actually pregnant while we were shooting, so the scene in the beginning – the flashback where we’re told that our little girl is dead – was a very easy and horrible place for me to access. Since I had a baby inside me at the time, thinking of losing that child was horrifying. So that was scary. I also loved being in that big house in the country and portraying this family’s dark experience.

The movie really does take it’s time setting up the family before the home invasion. How closely did you work with [writer/actor] Joshua Close to establish that relationship?

You know, I didn’t meet Josh until I flew in to shoot the movie. But we rehearsed for a week and a half, just to feel some sense of closeness and loss and get to know each other a little bit. I thought that was really important, it’s not a totally gory film that’s an instant hit with that type of moviegoer. It’s more of a slow burn, and you don’t really get these kinds of movies these days. Movies you can just sit and watch this beautiful cinematography and experience the feelings that the characters have. So that was a luxury.

And the other family, there’s something very off about them. They remind me of those ingratiating people in your life that go too far out of their way to be your friend. And there’s this stretch of the movie where you have to be polite to them that I found interesting.

It was spooky. We’ve all had dinners where we just wish we could get up and leave and go home, and those people usually aren’t killers! You’re like, “this is really awkward and uncomfortable.” And to know that these people are dangerous and in your house and you have a little boy to protect… it’s just really awkward and real and uncomfortable.

So yeah it was spooky shooting it. We really took our time and let the pacing make things uncomfortable. I really love James D’Arcy so much but ugh, he was just so creepy!

When you read the script was there anything that stuck out to the point where you didn’t know if you could do it or not?

Yeah. There’s the scene where James D’Arcy’s character is making me have sex with him. And I just thought, “God, I’m too old. This is just too scary, I have a baby inside me. This is just so awful.” But it was still a really chilling scene and I thought it was important to convey the quiet, horrible ways in which people can invade your life and your spirit. That was a hard scene for me.

And this is Jeremy’s [director Jeremy Regimbal] first feature, right?

I totally trusted Jeremy. I thought he made the film look great. It’s really haunting and beautiful and cinematic, which we don’t get to see much anymore. It’s very painterly, sad and grey. He has a beautiful eye and I think he’s going to have a really bright future.

Anything else coming up for you?

Well I had this baby come up!

Real life!

Yeah! And now I’m doing the Charlie Sheen show “Anger Management.” That’s what I’ll be doing for as long as it’s picked up and after that it’s back to films.

It’s my dream to work with Guillermo del Toro again. I just want to be near him. I love him. I miss him. It’s my dream that one day when I’m done with the TV Show they say, “ok Hellboy 3 is actually going to go!’” That would be the biggest heaven. I mean it’s all set up. Hellboy 3 is the biggest payoff and the biggest horror. I want to see what these twins are up to, if one’s the devil and one’s an angel. I want to see what Hellboy and Liz are up to! I know the film is the apocalypse and the apocalypse isn’t cheap to shoot so we have to find some funding and get going with it!


Selma Blair – IN THEIR SKIN – Behind The Scenes Interview

Video update!

Check out Selma Blair in this video interview with behind-the-scenes footage of her latest thriller film, In Their Skin.

Watch here!

Actress Selma Blair interviewed on the set of her latest film – In Their Skin (formerly known as Replicas) – directed by Jeremy Power Regimbal and produced by The Lab Films.

In Their Skin in select theaters November 9th, 2012.

Downloads now available on iTunes, Netflix and OnDemand.

‘In Their Skin’ Starring Selma Blair Now Available On Demand + Digital – Theater Release November 9th!

October 4, 2012

In Their Skin‘ aka ‘Replicas‘ starring Selma Blair, James D’Arcy, Josh Close, Quinn Lord, and Rachel Miner is now available On Demand + Digital (Oct 4) and scheduled for theater release November 9th, 2012!


Following a tragic incident, the Hughes (Selma Blair and Joshua Close) escape their busy upscale suburban life in order to spend some quality family time at their isolated country home. An evening with friendly neighbors is suddenly interrupted when one man’s obsession with perfection escalates into a violent struggle, forcing all to go beyond anything they ever thought they were capable of, in order to survive.

Watch trailer here:


‘REPLICAS’ Set For Fall 2012 Theater Release Under New Title ‘In Their Skin’ – Starring Selma Blair – Watch trailer here

Selma Blair’s new movie ‘REPLICAS‘ will be released in theaters around the world in fall 2012 under the new title ‘In Their Skin‘.

Watch the official In Their Skin movie trailer here:

IN THEIR SKIN – Starring: Selma Blair, James D’Arcy, Josh Close, Rachel Miner, and Quinn Lord.

Tribeca Review: REPLICAS

Tribeca Review: Replicas | Alec Kubas-Meyer

I can’t remember the last time I felt as physically uncomfortable as when I was watching Replicas. My muscles tensed up early in the film, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t calm down them until the credits rolled. Usually when I feel uncomfortable while watching a movie, I pause it and give myself a moment. In a theater, that was not an option. So I just had to sit and suffer while the tension built.

And built.

And built.

Director: Jeremy Power Regimbal
Rating: R
Release Date: TBD

There is nothing as terrifying as a home invasion film. The victims aren’t just sexually promiscuous teenagers or people who build their houses on a cursed burial ground. They’re anybody. They’re everybody. Psychopaths come into the home of some random innocent family with the sole intention of destroying—or perhaps stealing—their lives. If done right, nothing even comes close to creating the same kind of absolute horror. Films like Funny Games stick in your head and remind you that sometimes living on big, deserted properties isn’t always the best idea.

Replicas is a lot like Funny Games, except without the self-referential humor thing. It’s completely serious from beginning to end. As horrible and uncomfortable as the jokes in Funny Games often are, they add just the slightest bit of levity to the proceedings. Replicas has no such thing, keeping the horror grounded entirely in reality.

Mark (Josh Close), Mary (Selma Blair), and Brendon (Quinn Lord) Hughes have gone to their house in the woods in order to recover from a terrible tragedy. Not long after they arrive, Bobby (James D’Arcy), Jane (Rachel Miner), and Jared Sakowski (Alex Ferris) show up bright and early to give them some firewood. Hearing the noises, Mark goes out in his robe to meet them, and after some awkward conversation, they invite themselves over for lunch.

It’s immediately apparent that something is wrong with the Sakowskis. Bobby is overly cordial, Jane is all kinds of creepy, and Jared seems a bit too excited about the hunting rifle he got for his birthday. Their mannerisms are just sort of… off. Even though I had no idea what the film was about going in, I realized immediately that the Sakowskis were going to do something awful to the Hughes family. Based on the title, it was clear that, whatever that awful thing was, it involved stealing their identities.

What I extrapolated from there, however, was completely wrong. I imagined something akin to Invasion of the Body Snatchers, where some sort of aliens or monsters would come and steal the bodies of the humans. Those mannerisms just seemed inhuman to me. But no, the Sakowskis were very much humans, which makes what they do so much worse.

The ever-increasing tension in Replicas is beautifully rendered. Before things take a turn for the truly horrific, there are a lot of conversations, each one getting slightly more uncomfortable than the last. The eerily specific questions from the Sakowskis and the long, pauses in response do a lot to make everything feel very real and very dangerous. The scenes seem longer than they actually are, but nothing ever drags. The editing is sparse and deliberate, allowing for each shot to develop its own sense of unease. The discomfort is lingered on for exactly the right amount of time at all times, and things never let up. For the short moments where it seems like things might finally be okay, something awful is right around the corner.

I am afraid of the dark. More specifically than that, I am afraid of dark windows. Unfortunately for me (and for them), the first floor of the Hughes family’s house has lots and lots of windows. The entire dining room is basically open, which is lovely during the day but terrifying at night, and the windows are pitch black for most of the film. That was enough to have me consistently afraid, but it went far beyond that. The windows, although their presence is taken advantage of a couple of times, act more as a reminder of just how exposed the family is than an integral part of the action.

As for the action itself, it is just as slow and painful as everything else. Again my thoughts turned to Funny Games, but as much I wished it would, nobody ever looked at the camera and winked at me or asked me how I felt about what was going on. Everything played out with the utmost seriousness, the fourth wall left entirely intact.

What makes the Sankowskis different from the killers in Funny Games is their motive. The characters in Funny Games are sick and depraved for the sake of being sick and depraved. They have no ulterior motives other than to get some enjoyment (and some food) out of a suffering family. The Sankowskis, however, do have an ulterior motive, and it has nothing to do with suffering. The suffering is simply a means to an end.

The same could be said about the film itself. There is some amount of suffering that comes with watching Replicas. If you have any human emotion, it’s unavoidable. But imposing that suffering on the audience is not the film’s express purpose. Replicas is not an exploitation film, nor does it exploit its imagery. And that’s likely a big part of why I found it so affecting and effective. Every moment is perfectly captured to bring the gravity of the situation onscreen. As things get increasing uncomfortable for the Hughes family, so too do they get worse and worse for the people in the audience.

As a home invasion story, Replicas is second to none. It’s the kind of movie that makes you want to double and triple lock your doors, bar your windows, and move to a city where maybe people will be able to hear you scream. It gets under your skin and reminds you of how fragile you are and everybody you know is. I’m not going to forget Replicas. I just know that will pop up in my head when I’m looking at dark windows or watching an uncomfortable conversation. I’m going to think about Bobby, Jane, and Jared Sankowski, and hope that my life isn’t worth stealing.


Tribeca Film Festival Review: Familiar Thriller ‘Replicas’ Boasts Strong Leads

Indiewire film review by David D’Arcy | April 22, 2012 3:07 PM

If you’re out in the woods in a mansion, don’t open the door to strangers. If you do, and you happen to be in a movie, prepare to be at the wrong end of a shotgun.

“Replicas,” the feature debut of Jeremy Power Regimbal, is a thriller about a family that is held hostage in its own dream house. Selma Blair and Josh Close play a rich couple, Mark and Mary Hughes, who just lost a daughter in a car accident. They take to the country with their son to recover. What seemed like a good idea turns into horror in Close’s script. Early one morning another couple (James D’Arcy and Rachel Miner) with their son (Alex Ferris) arrives, bringing wood and asking uncomfortable questions. Things get worse when the strange couple’s son puts a knife to the other boy’s throat. Soon, the rich couple’s dog is shot, they’re held at gunpoint, and torture tightens the screws.

It sounds a bit like “Straw Dogs,” even more like “Funny Games” by Michael Haneke, but if you get beyond the quoting, and there are volumes of it, you’ll see surprising emotional range from Selma Blair, and an unsettling jittery fury from James D’Arcy (no relation), as a psychopath who decides that he is the real Mark Hughes. Both Blair and D’Arcy will get praise for these roles.

Also watch for the new couple’s son, Jared, who seems to have assimilated his father’s appetite for torture, seasoned with a trenchant comment. Remember that Alex Ferris played the terminally violent young Kevin in “We Need To Talk About Kevin,” which is the most unsettling film in years. Does his agent know that there’s a liability in playing the juvenile psychopath of the week? Did that kid with the banjo in “Deliverance” (another possible inspiration for ‘Replicas’) ever get another job in a movie?


REPLICAS “It’s Your Choice” Clip – Starring Selma Blair & James D’Arcy

REPLICAS “It’s Your Choice” clip starring Selma Blair, James D’Arcy, and Quinn Lord.

REPLICAS opens this weekend at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Check out the latest movie clip here!