The Witch star Anya Taylor-Joy has been put under the horror genre spell once more, this time as an orphaned girl hiding a terrible secret in director Sergio G. Sanchez’s breakout psychological thriller Marrowbone. Now, we have our first real look at this English-language Spanish film…
Here’s the first, chilling trailer for Marrowbone…
Sanchez is the protégé of horror mastermind J.A. Bayona, who previously entered our nightmares with The Orphanage and The Impossible, for which Sanchez wrote and co-wrote the screenplays. He also co-wrote the screenplay for Marrowbone. Longtime collaborator Bayona executive-produced alongside Belen Atienza under Lionsgate.
Somewhat in the vein of The Orphanage and The Others, Marrowbone follows four siblings who cling to each other by lurking in the shadows of a manor whose walls hide their mother’s death, the manner of which we can imagine is probably gruesome enough to keep in the grave.
We wonder if between the manor’s proverbial floorboards are any deranged characters (living or dead) like The Orphanage’s Freddie Krueger-esque Benigna, who murders bully orphans to avenge her son’s suicide and then hoards their remains in the coal shed—not a far cry from Freddie’s furnace. Sanchez will succeed in having us sleeping with a night light for weeks if his directorial debut is anywhere near as terrifying as the films he previously wrote.
Anya Taylor-Joy, who haunts a traumatized man in Night Shyamalan’s Split and leaves you unable to ever look at artificial intelligence the same way again as they eponymous android in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horrorfest Morgan, costars with Mia Goth, George Mackay, and Charlie Heaton as one of the reclusive orphans in Marrowbone.
Other cast members include: Matthew Stagg, Kyle Soller, Nicola Harrison, and Tom Fisher.
Marrowbone Release Date
Marrowbone will hit theaters, on demand, iTunes, and Amazon Video on April 13th.