The Skulls I
Deep within the hallowed walls of Ivy League's most prominent campus, there exists a secret society where power and influence are bred. Only a few are chosen to join the group where Presidents are groomed, wealthy bloodlines bond, and devious plots are hatched. For Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson), an invitation to join the prestigious secret college organization, The Skulls, is a dream come true. But when a fellow pledge gets caught up in murder, Luke finds himself alone amidst the sinister and well-connected brotherhood and now he must summon the strength to stand up against immeasurable odds.
The Skulls II The Skulls
has been critically acclaimed as "The Hottest Suspense Thriller Ticket in Town" Wireless Magazine. Now comes its stunning sequel - The Skulls II. The suspense begins when an unsuspecting college student is drawn into the mysterious underworld of the nation's most powerful secret society. After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he gets to revealing the truth - the more dangerous life becomes. Peer pressure takes on a whole new meaning in this sexy suspense thriller starring Nathan West (Bring It On
), Robin Dunne (Borderline Normal
) and Ashley Lyn Cafagna (Mr. Murder
).The Skulls III
Clare Kramer of TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer
stars as Taylor Brooks, a sexy, young undergrad who is determined to become the first female member of the secret Skulls society. After she coerces the Council into including her in the initiation rites of the elite brotherhood, Taylor soon finds herself engulfed in a sinister world of deception, intimidation and murder.
Think of the Skulls as a collegiate Freemason's society--an ultrasecret organization that opens the doors of power to a few lucky Ivy League students, including school rowing star Luke McNamara (Joshua Jackson), a poor kid with a misspent youth. "If it's secret and it's elite, it can't be good," cautions his journalist roommate, but the lure of lavish gifts and cabal-like ceremonies in torch-lit stone chambers is too much to resist--until his roomie is murdered and his own Skull "soulmate" Caleb Mandrake (Paul Walker) is the number one suspect.
There's a campy kick to the initiation ceremonies, ancient rituals in dungeonlike alcoves filled with haze and shadow, performed by enthralled frat boys, but as Jackson flounders at the center of a Skull conspiracy it spins into ludicrous melodrama. See the college president become a thug for the Skull godfather! See street punks become high-tech criminal masterminds! See the conspiracy collapse under its own absurdity!
Jackson is pretty much a dud as the well-meaning hero, but Walker, with flashing eyes under furrowed brow, is mesmerizing as a haunted rich kid torn between a ruthless, overbearing father (Craig T. Nelson) and his conscience. Director Rob Cohen drives the film at a galloping pace and fills it with foreboding images, but his humorless solemnity finally buries The Skulls
in a heap of clichés. --Sean Axmaker ---------------
Sexe, pouvoir, argent… Les Skulls ont tout pour eux dans la collection palpitante La Trilogie Le Clan des Skulls ! Suivez Joshua Jackson (Fringe, Dawson’s Creek), Paul Walker (Rapides et dangereux) et d’autres acteurs qui se joignent à la société d’élite secrète connue sous le nom de clan des Skulls, où tout est possible si vous êtes disposé à ne pas révéler leurs terribles secrets. Regorgeant de suppléments à donner froid dans le dos, ces films débordent de rebondissements saisissants qui démontrent que tout privilège a un prix !