As this year’s insatiable taste for horror continues, the latest addition arrives this week with more than a sense of timing. The Secret Of Marrowbone opens in UK cinemas on Friday, 13th. Following in the Hispanic tradition established by the likes of J A Bayona and Guillermo del Toro, it marks the directorial debut of Sergio G Sanchez, best known until now as a screenwriter, with such titles as The Impossible and The Orphanage under his belt.
The Secret Of Marrowbone tells the story of a young man who, along with his younger brothers and sister, escape from their father to America, where they live in a house in the middle of nowhere. But it’s a house full of ghosts and, more importantly, it can’t protect them from their memories of their past life.
To play the children, Sanchez assembled an impressive ensemble, headed by Brits George MacKay, who plays the eldest brother, and Mia Goth as his sister. Talking to Flickering Myth’s Freda Cooper, MacKay described the improvisation that went into creating a bond with his on-screen siblings, while Goth described how her own family background influenced her interest in her role. She also looked forward to the release of her next movie, Luca Guadanigno’s much-anticipated Suspiria, which she had seen recently. Describing herself as “incredibly proud” of the film and predicted that “people are going to love it.”
The Secret Of Marrowbone is released in UK cinemas on Friday, 13 July. Read our review here.
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