By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The film that has freaked people out on-line is coming to bigger screens next month.
SKINAMARINK, written, produced and directed by Kyle Edward Ball, will open exclusively in theaters nationwide from IFC Midnight January 13; tickets are now on sale here. The movie will then debut on Shudder later in the year. Lucas Paul, Dali Rose Tetreault, Ross Paul and Jaime Hill star in the film, which world-premiered at this past summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival; since then, the #Skinamarink hashtag has gained 6.8 million views on TikTok and 1.7 million Twitter impressions just in November. The synopsis: “Two children wake up in the middle of the night to find their father is missing, and all the windows and doors in their home have vanished. To cope with the strange situation, the two bring pillows and blankets to the living room and settle into a quiet slumber party situation. They play well worn videotapes of cartoons to fill the silence of the house and distract from the frightening and inexplicable situation. All the while in the hopes that eventually some grown-ups will come to rescue them. However, after a while it becomes clear that something is watching over them.”