This Week on Thursday's Picks: In Her Skin, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and Desires of the Dead
In Her Skin seems like a good, creepy film. The fact that this really happened makes it that much more scary, because you never know what people are capable of. There isn't much background to draw on for the director or most of the cast, so I can't say I chose it for any of that. Sam Neill is really the only person associated with the film that I've even heard of, and I'm not usually too impressed with his work, so I'm hoping the first-time director and the rest of the cast can make up for that. I didn't have a ton of options (unless I'm 13 and like boys that look like girls), but I think this one is a pretty good option.
I've heard a lot of great things about Kimberly Derting's Body Finder, so the follow up is also hitting my to be read list. It's really interesting to see a YA series with bits of macabre mixed in. I like to think this series is what The Sixth Sense could have been if they had a teenage girl as the lead and someone better than M. Night Shyamalan to write it. I'm excited to get my hands on this series, even though the last thing I need is to get hooked on another series.
Every girl needs a little romance once in a while, even if it's a Woody Allen romance. Sometimes films like this are just a little too real. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger seems like it will make you grateful for what you have, or make you realize how ridiculous some of us act when we try to pursue an idealized version of happiness. Sometimes we need a reminder of that.