• Publication date: May 13, 2018

The Skeleton Key

A young hospice takes on a nursing job with an elderly couple at an old mansion, where a locked attic conceals the home's dark past...

  • Publication date: May 13, 2018

The Skeleton Key

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2005

MBC Max:

May 13, 2018 18:00 (KSA) ~ May 13, 2018 17:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) In her younger years, Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) was a road manager for a rock and roll band, seldom able to spend time with her ailing father. To reconcile her guilt, she later became a live-in nurse for the elderly. 

Caroline's current client, Benjamin (John Hurt) has lived in the same massive plantation home since the 1960s. A stroke has left him unable to speak, yet Caroline senses that Benjamin is desperate to tell her something. When she finds a never before opened attic containing black magic and Hoodoo materials, Caroline fears for Benjamin's safety and her own. The trick with Hoodoo she is told, 'is that it only affects those who believe in it'. Will Caroline end up believing in Hoodoo? And what consequences will that have for her? 

The Skeleton Key earned $93 million at the box office, easily recuperating its $43 million budget.

Directed by: Iain Softley


  • Kate Hudson
  • Gena Rowlands
  • Peter Sarsgaard
  • John Hurt
  • Joy Bryant

Rating: PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some partial nudity and thematic material