Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Marisa Paredes, Jan Cornet
Release Date: October 14
Why we’re excited: So what if we’ve already seen The Skin I Live In? That doesn’t make it any easier to summarize what’s easily one of the year’s strangest pieces of work. But we’ll give it a shot. Acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is a deranged surgeon tale; Antonio Banderas plays a doctor whose daughter gets raped, and then she loses her mind, which leads to tragedy, transgender experimentation, murder, a dude wearing a leopard costume for no reason, and various mutilations.

We’ve already said too much. The Skin I Live In isn’t exactly a horror film; if anything, it’s an extreme drama, powered by a reinvigorated Banderas and the none-too-subtle inspiration of the classic 1960 horror pic Eyes Without A Face. OK, so perhaps it should be classified as horror—who the hell knows. All we’re sure of is Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In is the fall’s oddest movie, and for that it deserves this shine.