While Scarlett Johanson saw the release of the massive hit, Captain America: Winter Soldier, a small and lesser known film was released on the same day (April 4th) in the US, one you should not miss. The psycho-sexual science fiction film, Under The Skin, stares a polarizing and daunting Johanson in a far less warm role than we're use to and it offers an incredible mix of sexy and down right terrifying.
As to avoid ruining the twist of the film, Under The Skin plays more on the hunter v. prey relationship as a young woman searches across a town in Scotland looking for loners to lure them back to her place and when you find out what happens to them, it will turn your stomach. More importantly, this film is beautifully shot, rending scenes reminiscent of art house films decades before it. The absence of color, the lack of emotion, the impeding sense of danger brought on by the music playing behind each scene, all of these and more add to a world that you're immediately drawn in on and sit gripping at your neck as you actually fear what's going to happen next. For those of you who are fans of alterna-style horror flicks, this is a viewing experience that's both gratifying and haunting. Under The Skin is available now on Blue Ray and DVD.