Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/01/2018
I find my favorite horror films these days aren't full of much blood, violence or jump scares. No, truly great horror is the kind that gets under your skin, creates a remarkable atmosphere and leaves you with something you can't get out of your head. Hereditary did that for me earlier in the year and Marrowbone would make a nice double-feature with it.
We learn early on that our family, ailing mother (Nicola Harrison), eldest son Jack (George MacKay), eldest sister Jane (Mia Goth), middle son Billy (Charlie Heaton) and youngest son Sam (Matthew Stagg) are escaping something - as the opening of the film is essentially them putting the past behind them and starting over. Soon after, the four meet Allie (Anya Taylor-Joy), their closest neighbor, and strike up a friendship. But following …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 03/21/2018
“Once you cross that line, there’ll be no memories.
Our story begins here.”
Do you like a decent ghost story? And does the subject about a traumatizing experience that affects the human psyche of an individual, stimulate your curiosity? I guess “Marrowbone” is a suitable film for you. Don’t let let the label horror scare you, because it certainly isn’t a horror. For me there was only one moment that startled me a bit. The rest of the film is a successful portrait of emotional pain, the processing of the loss of loved ones and a heavy past full of abuse and shame. And this immense suffering is softened by a young fledgling love. In the end, you are wondering which ghost is haunting Jack and makes his life miserable.
I’m not going to elaborate any further on this …