Tuesday 8 August 2017

Aaron’s Spoiler-Free Review of DIGGING UP THE MARROW

Found-Footage movies are like heated hypothetical arguments: they’re lazy and you’re an idiot if you rely on them. However, when it comes to a good old mockumentary, you can count me in! So, without further delay, let’s do this!

DUTM is a straight-up mockumentary that doesn’t try to convince you it’s real in any way, and already I applaud Sam Green (who wrote, directed and hosts the film as himself) for doing so with an opening credit sequence.

Basically, you’re invited in knowing that it’s fiction and proud of it. The basic storyline is that Sam Green (Hatchet, Hatchet II, Frozen (albeit not that one)) has been written a letter from a fan (Ray Wise) who promises he can show Sam real, true-life monsters like you see in the movies that live underground in a place he calls "The Marrow".

Instantly, this caught my attention and I just had to watch it! This film is pretty funny in places and is actually well acted throughout with quite a few horror icons popping up as themselves along the way to keep all us hardcore horror fans erect and/or flooding the place, with plenty of nods and hidden gems to other horror franchises and cultures.

Plus, seeing as this movie has no CGI, it’s pretty much a horror nerd’s wet dream. There are a couple of parts that I feel were lacking as I took the journey into the secret depths of The Marrow, but once the credits began to roll I couldn’t wait for the next time I could sit down and watch it again to see what little hints and clues I may have missed the first time around.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Rating: Solid, light hearted, and all-round great fun! – 8.5/10

Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

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