The Marsh (2007)





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Haunted by gruesome visions of violence and death that would be far out of place in her successful series of children's books, a sophisticated author embarks on a brief sabbatical into the countryside that turns out to be far from the convalescent getaway her doctor had prescribed. Claire Holloway (Gabrielle Anwar) is an author whose rich imagination has fueled a successful career in children's literature, but one glimpse beneath the surface of her fragile psyche reveals a woman whose life has been far from storybook perfect. Tortured by a darkness that seems to grow blacker with each passing day, Claire follows her doctor's advice to leave the city behind and collect her thoughts at the picturesque Rose Marsh Farmhouse. Upon arriving at the remote farmhouse, however, Claire quickly realizes that the formidable estate bears an uncanny resemblance to the house that plagues her nightmares. When a series of strange and seemingly supernatural events lead Claire to believe that the ghostly young girl who dwells in her dreams may in fact be real, the frightened author seeks out the aid of handsome newspaper publisher Noah (Justin Louis) and paranormal consultant hunt (Forest Whitaker) in solving the mystery of this cursed village.
R (for violence, disturbing images and some language)
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Gabrielle Anwar
as Claire Holloway
Justin Louis
as Noah Pitney
Forest Whitaker
as Geoffry Hunt
Niamh Wilson
as Rose/Little Claire
Courtney Fitzpatrick
as Book-signing Rose
Joe Dinicol
as Brendan Manville
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Critic Reviews for The Marsh

All Critics (4)

When will 21st-century horror makers learn that volume, in and of itself, isn't scary? Curses on the sound-effects geek who invented the grating metallic shriek.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013
Georgia Straight

Anwar continua bela e tornou-se mais expressive com a idade, ao passo que Whitaker está desperdiçado num filme escrito e dirigido no piloto automático. Mas a maquiagem do "vilão" ao menos é satisfatória.

March 17, 2008
Cinema em Cena

A pretty standard issue ghost story.

Full Review… | May 18, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

not solidly tied together with all the elements of filmmaking, but there are some good aspects of the movie

Full Review… | April 24, 2007
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for The Marsh

Hey movie, could you move a little slower? I think five lines of dialogue in the first 15 minutes is just waaay too much. Can we show the protagonist staring off into the distance a bit more, please? And can we give the characters all faint, untraceable accents? We can? Then in the words of Patrick Stewart, make it so! Honestly, I'm not ashamed of how many times I zoned out during the first half an hour. I gave up after 40 minutes, during which only about three minutes of plot development occured. I give this film a 1/2 star for total failure to hold my attention, but +1/2 because for all I know, the movie got a lot better after that. I have no desire to find out, however.

Alex Carawan
Alex Carawan

An entertaining diversion of a psychological thriller, but not offering much to warrant repeat viewings.

Ben Brockman
Ben Brockman

I had high hopes for this horror flick based on its synopsis and cast, but it falls flat on its face all too quickly. The film makers have no understanding of style and ambiance; they just throw as many scares and lame special effects in your face as they can. They story and cast have potential, but it's just a bad, bad movie.

Summer W.
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