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Marrowbone (2018)




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Four siblings seek refuge in an old home after the death of their mother, only to discover that the house has another, more sinister, inhabitant, in this haunting directorial debut from Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of The Orphanage and The Impossible.

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Kyle Soller
as Tom Porter
Thomas Fisher
as Simon Fairbairn
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (3)

Marrowbone is proof that with a strong sense of place and characters an audience cares about, you can make a good horror movie without games, gimmicks, or even much narrative coherence.

April 14, 2018 | Full Review…

A few brushes with satisfactory filmmaking craft is a moot thing to champion in a film this mucked up.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Scary enough to please most genre buffs, it would also play well in art houses: If you were to go through and remove every hint of ghosts, you'd still have a drama well worth seeing.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Characterization seems to be the problem overall. A few jump scares aside, it's hard to feel frightened for the family when they have one or two personality traits each.

April 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Gothic horror and romantic melodrama come together to mediocre effort in this stylish low-budget thriller more noteworthy for effort than execution.

April 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Its particular flavor of elaborate, genteel nightmare is unusual, but it's as effective as any jump-scare-laden, blood-spattered slasher.

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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"Down on your marrowbones and pray!" A pretty good collection of up-and-comers with a solid enough premise told relatively efficiently, featuring a mix of hardline-by-the-numbers horror and only-mostly-cliche horror, but it lacks that next step to take it over the line into being "Actually good".

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