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Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 20 February 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Adam Green

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Adam Green
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 ... Alex Pardee / Park Ranger
Jimmy McCarthy ... Sgt. Sean Ross (as James McCarthy)
Nic Henley Nic Henley ... Harlequin
Caitlyn Brisbin Caitlyn Brisbin ... Tombstone
Robert Pendergraft Robert Pendergraft ... Shadow
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Steve Agee ... Himself
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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.

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Wanna see some monsters? Grab a shovel. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to catch a Monster - Die Monster-Jäger See more »

Filming Locations:

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA See more »

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ArieScope Pictures See more »
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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 »

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Tom Holland: [Regarding the monster footage on Adam's iPad] Anyway, your creature work is great regardless of who's doing it. How's your next movie coming?
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Tom Holland: I don't know, it's just what you say, I'm trying to be nice. Good luck, Adam. Good luck.
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References Tales from the Crypt (1989) See more »

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Sweet Lyn
Performed by Richard J. Freitas
Composed by Richard J. Freitas (as Richard J. Freitas) and Geraldine B. Brioso
Published by Alliance Audiosparx
Courtesy of Audiosparx
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Much-Maligned Documentary Concept
12 May 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man (Ray Wise) who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

At first, the concept of a monster documentary is good and the first few minutes are really enjoyable. The footage of asking convention guests about monsters seems genuine, and it could have been a story worth pursuing if a narrative could be built around the interviews.

But once we shift, it becomes obvious that casting Ray Wise is the biggest mistake. Rue Morgue said it (and then let it slide). Aaron Christensen came down hard on Adam Green for this. I am somewhere between the two. I think the concept is really clever, and my admiration for Green lets me be a bit more open-minded. But there really is no getting around it: Wise, who is incredible in this role, simply cannot be anyone other than Ray Wise in a "documentary".

We also learn that Mick Garris is a terrible actor. That should probably come as no surprise, but it is amusing to see that Garris cannot even play Mick Garris for less than five minutes without goofing it up.


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