The Secret of Marrowbone

The Secret of Marrowbone
  • 2018
  • Spain
  • 1h 50min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sergio G Sánchez
  • Cast: George MacKay, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton
  • UK release: 13 July 2018

Jack (MacKay) cares for his siblings and ailing mother; when his mother dies, he and local librarian Allie (Taylor-Joy) try to protect the family by creating the illusion that she’s still alive. A wealth of detail in this haunted house story makes up for a lack of scares, and it’s a sober, well-constructed riff on genre tropes.

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The Secret of Marrowbone

9 Jul 20183 stars

Measured haunted house horror that delivers in detail what it lacks in scares

Although Sergio G Sánchez wrote 2012's Oscar-nominated tsunami drama The Impossible for JA Bayona, he's best known for his script for the director's celebrated 2007 horror The Orphanage. With Bayona executive producer this time around, Sánchez's…

George MacKay: 'the darker stuff is weirdly the most enjoyable'

27 Jun 2018

Young actor takes the lead in creepy horror The Secret of Marrowbone alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton and Mia Goth

Even at the age of 26 George MacKay already has an impressive filmography to his name. He made his debut in 2003's big budget adaptation of Peter Pan but it was his lead role in The Proclaimers musical Sunshine of Leith that won him a host of fans. It…

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