The Reflecting Skin

The Reflecting Skin (1990)

Sometimes terrible things happen quite naturally.

  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1990-08-28
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 92 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 35min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC Films
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, Canada
  • Director:
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From 92 Ratings


A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her.

The Reflecting Skin Trailer

  • Viggo Mortensen

    as Cameron Dove
  • Lindsay Duncan

    as Dolphin Blue
  • Duncan Fraser

    as Luke Dove
  • David Longworth

    as Joshua, Eben's Father
  • Jeremy Cooper

    as Seth Dove
  • Sheila Moore

    as Ruth Dove
  • Robert Koons

    as Sheriff Ticker
  • David Bloom

    as Deputy
  • Evan Hall

    as Kim
  • Codie Lucas Wilbee

    as Eben
  • Sherry Bie

    as Cassie
  • Jason Wolff

    as Cadillac Driver
  • Guy Buller

    as Passenger
  • Joyce Robbins

    as Twin
  • Jacqueline Robbins

    as Twin
Production Victoria Thomas Casting
Camera Dick Pope Director of Photography
Production Dominic Anciano Producer
Production Ray Burdis Producer
Writing Philip Ridley Screenplay
Directing Philip Ridley Director
Production Jim Beach Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Iloe Flewelling Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Al Magallon Makeup Artist
Art Rick Roberts Art Direction
Production Les Kimber Production Manager
Production Les Kimber Line Producer
Sound Nick Bicât Original Music Composer
Production Diane Roberts Co-Producer
Directing Karen Bédard Script Supervisor
Editing Scott Thomas Editor
Production Therese Reinsch Casting
Art Andrea French Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Joanne Hansen Costume Design
Sound Alan Knight Sound Editor