6.6/10
12,208
71 user 99 critic

Marrowbone (2017)

Trailer
2:06 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A young man and his three younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Director:

Sergio G. Sánchez
Reviews
Popularity
1,152 ( 225)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Bad Samaritan (2018)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Director: Dean Devlin
Stars: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mother of two who inherits a house is confronted with murderous intruders on the first night in their new home and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later when the daughters reunite at the house, things get really strange.

Director: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Crystal Reed, Mylène Farmer, Anastasia Phillips
Ghost Stories I (2017)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after finding a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions.

Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse
Hereditary (2018)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Director: Ari Aster
Stars: Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne
Wildling (2018)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

Director: Fritz Böhm
Stars: Bel Powley, Liv Tyler, Brad Dourif
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, a young man outsources his suicide to an ageing assassin. "If you're serious about ending it, you need professional help"

Director: Tom Edmunds
Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Wilkinson
Unsane (2018)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah
Summer of 84 (2018)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Graham Verchere, Judah Lewis, Caleb Emery
The Lodgers (2017)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

1920, rural Ireland. Anglo Irish twins Rachel and Edward share a strange existence in their crumbling family estate. Each night, the property becomes the domain of a sinister presence (The ... See full summary »

Director: Brian O'Malley
Stars: Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner, Eugene Simon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
George MacKay ... Jack
Anya Taylor-Joy ... Allie
Charlie Heaton ... Billy
Mia Goth ... Jane
Matthew Stagg ... Sam
Nicola Harrison ... Mother
Kyle Soller ... Porter
Tom Fisher Tom Fisher ... Father
Myra Kathryn Pearse Myra Kathryn Pearse ... Molly
Paul Jesson ... Doctor
Robert Nairne ... Monster
Edit

Storyline

Three brothers and a sister have just lost their mother. After her death they fear to be separated, so to protect themselves and prevent this from happening they decide to flee to an abandoned farm, a place that is not what it seems, because it hides a dark secret between its walls.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No One Will Ever Separate Us.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of Marrowbone See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€200,000 (Spain), 27 October 2017, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$624, 15 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,377, 3 May 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,165,901, 29 April 2018
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton also co-star in the 2019 film "The New Mutants". See more »

Goofs

In the last scene with Jack sitting on the porch with Allie, her right hand position fluctuates from gently rubbing on the back of his neck during close-ups of Jack, to resting still on his shoulder in shots of them together. See more »

Quotes

Allie: [to Jack Farabone] You're the only one who's really dead
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dani & Flo: Episode #1.168 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Wouldn't It Be Nice
by The Beach Boys
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It is watchable, but the experience is runied by the weak finale
3 February 2018 | by Kapten VideoSee all my reviews

SPOILER: Four young siblings living alone in a big old house are plagued by a sinister presence which may or may not be real.

I have almost completely finished watching horror because most of it seems to be copy or variation of something else, and most of them seem to prefer cheap thrills (sudden noises, jumps etc) to the proper world and character building which is a necessary base for any kind of good story.

"Marrowbone" is derivative of other works, too, but has promise to be more than just a copycat. It concentrates on characters, environment and the atmosphere early on, slowly but steadily raising and holding the suspense, so we may have reason to care about what happens next.

In this way, it's similar to the horror guru Stephen King's style, although written and directed by some Sergio G. Sánchez.

it's the Spaniard's feature-length directorial debut but the man has written screenplays before, notably for J.A. Bayona's "El orfanato" ("The Orphanage", 2007) and natural catastrophe drama "Lo imposible" ("The Impossible", 2012).

The first half of this slow-burning 111 minute joint is promising indeed. Finally, a rare horror with its own clear strong voice, I thought, already comparing it to the best I've seen such as M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" or Alejandro Amenábar's "The Others".

The dark, moody atmosphere is effective - genuinely creepy - and there are no cheap tricks to "prove" anything to shallower part of audience who would ask for fast thrills.

If I remember correctly, the first "unnatural" moment arrives late, maybe around 50 minutes in, which is also similar to King's best horror.

Sánchez is able to use well-known cliches well, and the movie looks amazing in its old-postcard-way. I would give the result a much higher score were the story deeper.

It is understandable that the author only had two hours, which is not a lot. But the development of event does feel shallow and jumpy, and when the revelations about what's really happening start to arrive, everything turns weak cliched fast.

Why do so many horror movies use twists and "surprises" in the end anyway? By now, it would be refreshing to just enjoy a story well told, as "Marrowbone" during the first hour.

The experience is less about actors and more about atmosphere with everything fitting neatly into the author's vision, but the cast has done their best indeed, as stated above. It's not to be taken granted in indie horrors, you know.

Everybody makes you feel something by the power of their performance, be it sympathy, dislike or else. In a way, it turns out to be a good ensemble movie as well.

It's an indie effort, so there's a slim chance you would know any of the cast by name, but they do reat job, even the small one. So here they are: George MacKay, Charlie Heaton ("Stranger Things"), Mia Goth, Matthew Stagg, Anya Taylor-Joy, Kyle Soller, Tom Fisher.

All in all, prepare for likable and mostly effective movie. It's not gonna offer much for seasoned horror watchers but if you have not seen this kind of stuff (many times) already, this may be the first to make you interested in horror movies in general.


34 of 64 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 71 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed