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20 February 2015 (USA) See more »
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A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Ray Wise ... William Dekker

Adam Green ... Adam Green

Will Barratt ... Will Barratt

Josh Ethier ... Josh Ethier / Vance / Little Bigfoot

Rileah Vanderbilt ... Rileah Vanderbilt

Kane Hodder ... Kane Hodder
Sarah Elbert ... Sarah Elbert

Tom Holland ... Tom Holland

Mick Garris ... Mick Garris
Alex Pardee ... Alex Pardee / Park Ranger
Jimmy McCarthy ... Sgt. Sean Ross (as James McCarthy)
Nic Henley ... Harlequin
Caitlyn Brisbin ... Tombstone
Robert Pendergraft ... Shadow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Agee ... Himself

Steven Barton ... Himself

Dave Brockie ... Oderus Urungus

Don Coscarelli ... Himself

Evan Dickson ... Himself

Corri English ... Herself
Arwen Green ... Herself

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself

Joe Lynch ... Himself

Laura Ortiz ... Herself

Tony Todd ... Himself

Mathew Waters ... Park Ranger (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Green 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Adam Green  writer

Produced by
Adam Green .... executive producer
Andrew Mysko .... executive producer
Cory Neal .... producer
Alex Pardee .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bear McCreary 
Cinematography by
Will Barratt 
Film Editing by
Will Barratt 
Josh Ethier 
Adam Green 
Production Design by
Travis Zariwny 
Art Direction by
Alex Pardee 
Set Decoration by
Melanie Rein 
Makeup Department
Caitlyn Brisbin .... special makeup effects artist
Desiree Falcon .... key makeup artist
Nic Henley .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Pendergraft .... makeup effects department head
Shaun Pendergraft .... special makeup effects artist
Roxanne Pike .... key makeup special effects artist
Production Management
Arwen Byrd .... production manager
Art Department
Anthony Cafaro .... leadman
Robert Konowalow .... construction coordinator
Mario Osuna .... set builder
Daniel Waldstein .... carpenter
Sound Department
Michael O'Heney .... sound mixer
Mathew Waters .... re-recording mixer
Mathew Waters .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Greg Aronowitz .... sculptor
Alex Pardee .... creature designer
Camera and Electrical Department
Brody Culbertson .... key grip
David Foy .... second assistant camera
Zack Wilcox .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Autumn Steed .... costumer
Music Department
Melissa Axel .... assistant to the composer
Andrew Harris .... composer: additional music
James E. Jacoby .... music supervisor
Other crew
Gary Fish .... production assistant
Russ Gomm .... special thanks

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89 min

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Almost no CGI was used in the film, to help ensure the artist renderings of the monsters, done by Alex Pardee, were kept true to form. This film was a collaboration between Adam Green and Alex Pardee.See more »
Adam Green:Seriously, this guy is such a character, when you see the stuff we've already shot with him, you're gonna love him. He's gonna be your new best friend in the world. You're gonna be friends with him on Facebook and...
Rileah Vanderbilt:No.
Adam Green:You're gonna follow him on Twitter. He's gonna be in your favorites.
Rileah Vanderbilt:No, definitely not.
Adam Green:You're gonna play Xbox with him.
Rileah Vanderbilt:What?
[Regarding the blackened corn on the cob]
Rileah Vanderbilt:Babe. This corn is awful. You burnt it.
Adam Green:It's fine. Just eat it.
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Odd, experimental horror movie or… "Documentary", 27 February 2015
Author: Kolobos51 from United States

Adam Green, the upstart horror fan boy filmmaker behind Frozen and the Hatchet movies, directs this mockumentary about his love of monsters and how it leads to a strange old man called Decker (Ray Wise of Twin Peaks and Jeepers Creepers 2). Green plays himself as himself, not as a cartoonish parody as he did on his now defunct TV series Holliston. And we follow Green and his trusty cameraman as they record Decker's ramblings about the secret, subterranean society of monsters that lives beneath our world. Decker (a name presumably referencing David Cronenberg's legendary monster hunter from Clive Barker's Nightbreed) even claims to have found an entrance to this other world, a hole in the ground near a cemetery which he calls the Marrow.

Digging Up the Marrow is a fast paced, entertaining little movie that functions as a sort of subversion of the done to death found footage sub genre. But that also brings me to my main problem with the movie. I just am not sure what Adam Green intended to do here.

By playing himself, and having several other notable genre names cameo as themselves, people like Kane Hodder and Tom Holland, it seems that he wants to blur the lines between fact and fiction. However, by casting recognizable character actor Ray Wise as the fictional character at the center of all this, he completely ruins the illusion making it obvious from the start that this is wholly a work of fiction. So why make the movie in this fashion? I honestly have no idea.

But, I did enjoy watching the movie and Green does manage to prove at least two things here. The first is that he actually can "act" although he is playing himself, he plays himself as a likable, slightly awkward dreamer whose desperation to believe leads him down a rabbit hole into increasingly dangerous situations. The second is his wholehearted and rather admirable dedication to practical special effects. There is no cheesy CG here and what you see is obviously tangible and quite well designed to boot. Digging in the Marrow may feel a tad disposable, more like a time killing side project than a true feature, but it's still more entertaining and engaging than a lot of low budget crap out there. So check it out and have a good time.

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