The Skeleton Key Poster

Release Date: August 12th, 2005

DVD Release Date: November 15th, 2005

PG-13|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson), a good-natured nurse living in New Orleans, quits her job at a hospice to work for Violet Devereaux (Gena Rowlands), an elderly woman whose husband, Ben (John Hurt), is in poor health following a stroke. When Caroline begins to explore the couple's rundown Bayou mansion, she discovers strange artifacts and learns the house has a mysterious past. As she continues to investigate, she realizes that Violet is keeping a sinister secret about the cause of Ben's illness.

Cast: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Maxine Barnett, Tom Uskali, Jen Apgar

Director: Iain Softley

Genres: Horror, Thriller

Production Co: Double Feature Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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