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Digging Up the Marrow (2014)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 20 February 2015 (USA)
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Digging Up the Marrow is a movie starring Ray Wise, Adam Green, and Will Barratt. 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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Credited cast:
... William Dekker
... Adam Green
... Will Barratt
... Josh Ethier / Vance / Little Bigfoot
... Rileah Vanderbilt
... Kane Hodder
... Sarah Elbert
... Tom Holland
... Mick Garris
Alex Pardee ... Alex Pardee / Park Ranger
... Sgt. Sean Ross (as James McCarthy)
Nic Henley ... Harlequin
Caitlyn Brisbin ... Tombstone
Robert Pendergraft ... Shadow
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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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During the edit suite scene where Adam Green and Will Barratt come up with the idea of traveling to Boston to speak to someone at the police department where Dekker claims to have once worked, a monster named "Tombstone" can be seen on the monitor behind Adam Green and Josh Ethier. The creature is camouflaged as one of the cemetery head stones but slowly stands up at one point and walks out of the cemetery unseen by Green, Barratt, or Ethier. Many audience members miss this and other purposely subtle hidden moments in the film but have slowly begun to discover them upon repeat viewings. The film was designed to offer new surprises whenever audiences re-watch it and look more closely. "Tombstone" can be seen up close in the accompanying 30-minute documentary "Monsters of the Marrow" included on the US DVD and BLU-RAY release of the film. See more »

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William Dekker: This creature, this one here, I call Vance.
Adam Green: Why Vance?
William Dekker: Because that's what I wanted to call him.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Written and performed by Richard Geere (as Richard Paul Geere)
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Somewhere between a documentary and a found-footage film
17 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

-Digging Up The Marrow (2015) movie review: -This mockumentary follows a filmmaker who meets a man who claims he can prove 'monsters' exist.

-I think mockumentaries are either more fun documentaries or more fun found footage films. Either way, Digging Up The Marrow kept me from sleeping, sooo….

-The story is presents just like any of the shows about finding Bigfoot or whatever. So even though it may seem like a cliché film premise, it is presented in a way that seems like it is going to be the same as all the others. It kinda is, but it admits it is.

-The pace was fine. I did not get bored.

-None of the acting from the unknown cast was memorable or great, but I did not think anybody was bad. Especially having seen some of those monster quest shows.

-There was not a lot of music, but whenever there was music, it almost broke the fourth wall because there should not be music in mockumentary/found footage films.

-The practical effects in the film are impressive. And that was what the entire film was banking on, so I was not let down. The film also banks on a few pretty cliché jumpscares, but there are some unconventional scares that were effective.

-My biggest beef with the movie is, and I won't spoil anything, the old guy's idea of the monsters. Basically this sorta-crazy Scooby-Doo villain claims that all monsters are made of social rejects and people who had birth defects and deformities. Basically he thinks there is a big underground society (called The Marrow) of them not. That premise really unsettles me. Because it is one thing to just have the idea of monsters, but it is another to have the idea of formerly deformed people underground. Makes it creepy to me, but not in a great way.

-Digging Up The Marrow had a few things going against it, such as its overall cliché premise and unimpressive elements, but the film is successfully creepy and unsettling. I felt like this film had an amount of effectiveness to it, and therefore I will say that Digging Up The Marrow is worth watching on Nexflix. (Not worth paying for, but worth seeing.) -It holds a PG-13 rating for some scary images and some language. Nothing too heavy.


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