January 31, 2023

‘Skins’ Stars Reunite in New Thriller Movie

Klariza and OllieSkins actors Ollie Barbieri (JJ Jones) and Klariza Clayton (Karen Mclair) reunite in a tense new thriller, Blood Money. Set for release on Friday (March 3rd), the film is available to watch on several major online platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play and the Microsoft Store.

It’s been 10 years since Skins first aired on E4 and the characters have all grown up. Today Barbieri has transformed himself from JJ, the socially inept teenager, to Reese, the wily and sharp-witted leader of the gang in Blood Money a psychological thriller in which five friends are forced to hole up in a deserted holiday home after a botched robbery.

The film also stars the 2016 BIFA nominee Scott Chambers, who was recently compared to ‘a young DiCaprio’ by renowned BBC critic Mark Kermode for his portrayal of Richard, a troubled 15 year old with learning difficulties in Joe Stephenson’s Chicken.

The film is directed by Luke White and co-produced with his twin brother Edward White.

The story begins after a botched heist in France, as a group of friends are left with a body on their hands and the French police hot on their trail. They hide the body and make a plan to sell the painting and return home. But as they wait for the chance to escape from their secluded holiday home, they realize the body has gone missing. Paranoia and fear sets in and the friends begin to turn on each other. Soon it is clear there’s a killer in the house and the group must figure out who is responsible before they all suffer the consequences…

  • PRODUCTION COMPANY: Porthos Films / Boxclever Media
  • SCREENPLAY: Rosy Deacon
  • STARS: Ollie Barbieri (Skins), Klariza Clayton (Skins), Scott Chambers (Chicken). Screen debuts from Sabrina Hansen and Nicholas Bourne.
  • RATING: 15 (BBFC)
  • SIMILAR TO: Shallow Grave, The Strangers, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane, You’re Next.

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I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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