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Digging up the Marrow
Run Time: 1h 29m
Released: 2014
Reviewed: 25 Mar 2016
Viewed: 429 ¦  Comments
Category: Reviews, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Digging up the Marrow

Year: 2014
Directed By: Adam Green
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A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.

Now, I’ll start by saying that I’ve seen “Hatchet”, the movie that Director Adam Green is known for.. and it wasn’t too bad.. This, on the other hand, was bad. And not in a good way. I’m not usually this blunt, but, This movie sucked. I didn’t find many redeeming attributes.

Here’s an example of one of the more eye-rollingest moments..

There is a camera man filming all of this. We acknowledge there is a cameraman. You’re looking at surveillance footage on a monitor, you turn to face the camera, and the camera man, who we all acknowledge is there. Behind your back, on the monitor, a “monster” walks by.. in full view of the camera, and the camera man, who has the camera pointed AT the monitor. He says nothing. Are you fucking serious? You expect us to believe that the camera man, who IS working the camera, didn’t see that? or say anything?

You’re working a camera at night, using night-vision. The old man you’re with can see the thing, you do not see the thing, and not because it’s too dark.. there’s nothing there!.. turn on the light.. There’s the thing! Center frame, in full focus.

Before Turning on the Light

No Light

Turning on the Light

With Light

Seriously, what the hell? And, perhaps you’d sell the idea of this being a documentary if you didn’t have a known actor playing the part of William Dekker (Ray Wise – who was in Agent Carter, The Young and the Restless, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, and 215 other assorted titles). The story itself is ridiculous, the acting wasn’t too bad. 

Oh, and by the way.. a hidden city of “monsters”? Yeah, that’s called Mideon, from Clive Barker’s “Night Breed

I cannot, in good conscious, recommend this movie to anyone. If you want to see a good Adam Green movie, go watch Hatchet.