Tuesday, 24 March 2015

DVD Review: Digging Up The Marrow

Digging Up The Marrow
Director: Adam Green
Starring: Adam Green, Ray Wise
Studio: Image Entertainment
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Retail: $27.97
Running Time: 88 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Buy Link: Amazon


Arriving on DVD & Blu-ray today from Image Entertainment is the found-footage horror flick Digging Up The Marrow. The film stars Adam Green (whom also wrote, produced and directed the movie) and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Jeepers Creepers 2). Special Features includes: Extended & Deleted Scenes; Monsters of the Marrow; Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Adam Green, Artist Alex Pardee, Cinematographer Will Barratt and Actor Ray Wise; And More!

In this faux documentary, Adam Green plays a fictional-version of himself as he attempts to make documentary about film monsters by interviewing horror fans, actors and directors. After receiving a fan letter from William Dekker (played by Ray Wise), a man who claims to have seen real monsters, Adam contacts him for an interview.

Along with his cameraman, Adam films several interviews with William, whom claims to have found the Marrow, a hole in the ground where monsters live. The monsters are deformed humanoids that only come out a night. While William has never been able to capture one of the creatures on film, he has had illustrations made that resemble each one he has seen.

Intrigued by William's claims, Adam sets out to capture one of the so-called-monsters on camera. After several disappointing nights, he finally sees a real monster and captures it on film. Though his colleagues and friends thinks William Decker is a fake, for some reason Adam starts to believe the claims and is determined to see what is actually down the mysterious Marrow.

I only became aware of Adam Green when I watched the Hatchet films last year, which he directed the first two films in the series. The movies were a throwback to the 80s' slasher films and I enjoyed watching each one, so naturally I was interested in reviewing his newest film Digging Up The Marrow! Now I'm not a fan of the found-footage genre, which I believe died with The Blair Witch Project, but I gave the movie a chance anyway. With a dark atmosphere, some freaky creatures and Ray Wise's creepy performance, the film turned out to be pretty entertaining. The plot borrows a few elements from Nightbreed and it works well for the post part. Overall, Digging Up The Marrow is one of the better horror flicks in recent years.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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