Digging Up The Marrow 2014…
A filmmaker (Adam Green) sets out on a bone-chilling odyssey after meeting a man (Ray Wise) who says that he can produce hard evidence that monsters are real. -Google
This film was a such a surprise. I knew nothing about it going into it. It’s starts off and I think I’m watching a real horror documentary. It’s got interviews with horror fans and celebrities in the business. So, I think I’m watching a real documentary for a bit. I almost stopped watching it because I didn’t want to watch a documentary. I wanted to watch a horror movie. Then it becomes obvious what’s going on as it quickly turns into a fun monster movie.
As Adam Green plays himself (Hatchet/Frozen) in this wonderful fake doc about chasing down a fan played by Ray Wise that has written him claiming to have proof that monsters are real. Ray Wise’s character William Dekker played with a syrupy goodness and grit that is almost campy but stops just short of it. A fun performance to watch. Adam Green and Ray Wise have the most screen time and Adam Green has this childlike almost giddy presence wanting so sincerely to really chase down these monsters and wanting to believe so badly that Ray Wise’s character isn’t truly crazy.
Dekker, Adam Green and his trusty camera man/cinematographer stakeout the The Marrow. The place the monster come from. I will be honest, I didn’t find the movie to be scary or terribly suspenseful. It was frustrating at times because I wanted it turn into a Goonies kind of adventure after Adam Green is shown the gateway to the monsters lair. I wanted to see an expedition into The Marrow. Instead they just continue to stakeout the lair. But, I’m hoping there’s a sequel and we can investigate further.
What the movie does well though is everything else. It’s fun, it’s interesting and doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s got some great cameo’s Tom Holland being one of them. So great to see him. Its got self deprecating humor, interesting monsters, the talented, beautiful and sexy Rileah Vanderbilt who is not in this movie nearly enough and happens to be Adam Green’s wife in the movie as well as in real life.
I could have watched this movie all day. It never got boring. There wasn’t a moment that wasn’t interesting or fun. I’d give this movie 4 out of 5 stars. Even though it’s more fantasy than horror any real horror fan is going to absolutely enjoy this movie. And, as for the monsters. Are they real? Do they find them? You’re just going to have to watch it to find out. Check it out on Amazon Prime or buy the DVD below.
Cast of Characters:
Adam Green as himself
Ray Wise as William Dekker
Will Barratt as himself
Alex Pardee as himself
Rileah Vanderbilt as herself
Seriously, buy it. I’m so broke I don’t think even all the kings men could put me back together. Not to mention all the people who made this movie would really appreciate it as well. It will also make you feel better, it will make the filmmakers feel better and it will make me feel better. It’s a win/win/win situation and really, how many times do you ever really come across that.