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Sparks fly in front of the face of a monstrous Surgeon General

Skinned Deep (20th Anniversary)

Duration: 1h37m
Dates: Thu 16 May 2024 22:00

Part of Dundead Horror Film Festival 2024. Priority booking for members starts at 10:00 on Wed 3 April. Passes and individual tickets will go on sale from 10:00 on Fri 5 April. More information on Festival Passes can be found below.

A gonzo splatter transmission from deep in the dusty Californian desert, Skinned Deep is the kind of trashy should-be-cult-classic midnight movie that we love at Dundead and we’re thrilled to be showing it on the big screen for its 20th anniversary – the first time the film has ever been played in a cinema in the UK. 

Writer/director Gabe Bartalos cut his teeth providing special effects for such B-movie classics as Leprechaun, the Basket Case sequels and even Gremlins 2, which stood him in good stead when it came to expanding the grotesquely creative corners of imagination in Skinned Deep

The film is classic horror film set-up: a family on a long road trip make a stop at a “friendly” local spot, only for them to be terrorised by a gang of violent oddballs. While the premise is familiar, Bartalos’ approach is anything but. Shot on grainy 16mm with a bizarre intensity, the film takes multiple narrative detours (including the introduction of a pension-age motorcycle gang), while giving our monstrous family, headlined by the horrific Surgeon General, plenty of opportunities to unleash their extravagantly violent impulses. 

If you need further convincing of Skinned Deep’s manic magic, it also stars the legendary Warwick Davis as a giggling, plate-throwing, philosophising pale-faced killer called…“Plates”. A hilarious, gory, inventive fever-dream of a film.

Festival Passes

What's included

Pass TypePriceDCA Members18-25 MembersIncludes
Full Pass£102£96£75Tickets for all 12 screenings, a festival t-shirt and a print
Half Pass£54£51£37.50Tickets for six films of your choice from the programme and a festival t-shirt
  • Save £1 on a Dundead Film Quiz ticket when you book it at the same time as your pass with code DUNDEADPASS.

How to book

  • Log into / create your DCA account.
  • Add all the films your want to see to your basket (pick 12 for a Full Pass, including the Dundead Opening Film, and six for a Half Pass).
  • The appropriate Pass discount will be added automatically at checkout once the correct number of films have been added.
  • To book more than one pass, you can do these as separate transactions online or contact our Box Office on 01382 432444.
  • If you would like a ticket for the Dundead Film Quiz add it to your basket at this stage, use code DUNDEADPASS to receive your £1 Pass discount.
  • If you have any questions about booking your pass our friendly Box Office team are happy to help. Give them a call on 01382 432444 or pop in.
  • We'll be in touch via email to ask you what t-shirt size you'd like and let you know when you can collect your Dundead merch.