Brian Thompson reviews “Marrowbone” on The Young Folks

Old houses carry an intrinsic eeriness, but the horrors we conjure up in our own imagination are often far more terrifying than whatever the dull truth turns out to be. With recycled set pieces and plot beats, Marrowbone commits the grave sin of familiarity, without enough deviation from its aesthetic ilk to be remarkable. First-time director Sergio G. Sánchez (screenwriter of the far superior films The Orphanage and The Impossible) has decided to craft a debut that would satiate viewers who thought Crimson Peak was too subtle.


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