Xavier Gens’ Cold Skin first look at new horror from Frontiers director

First pictures from Xavier Gens’ Lovecraftian horror Cold Skin arrive

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new film from Xavier Gens, but the director of Frontiers, The Divide and Hitman has been very busy. He’s got supernatural movie The Crucifixion on the way (written by The Conjuring‘s Chad and Carey Hayes) and now Bloody Disgusting has got the first pictures from his Lovecraftian horror Cold Skin.

Based on the Spanish novel by Albert Sanchez Piñol and adapted by 28 Weeks Later writer Jesús Olmo, the film is described as a “Lovecraftian tale of isolation and madness” and stars Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone, Thor), David Oakes (The Borgias, The Living And The Dead) and Aura Garrido (The Body, Stockholm).

“On the edge of the Antartic Circle, in the years after World War I, a steam ship approaches a desolate island far from all shipping lanes. On board is a young man, on his way to assume the lonely post of weather observer, to live in solitude for a year at the end of the world. But on shore he finds no trace of the man whom he has been sent to replace, just a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name. The rest is forest, a deserted cabin, rocks, silence, and the surrounding sea. And then the night begins to fall…”

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