The first trailer for Sergio G. Sánchez’s Marrowbone has dropped, opening with the ominous and clearly inaccurate statement “at last, we’ve found the place where we can be safe”.
Marrowbone is an English-speaking Spanish horror film which was screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Special Presentations section; starring a host of recognisable faces such as Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness), and the always excellent Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch).
The trailer itself acts as a mood piece and therefore doesn’t give much away when it comes to the movie’s plot, but the tone it establishes is wonderfully creepy and the aesthetic is suitably sombre. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the two-minute long teaser is that the antagonist remains anonymous, with most of the tension coming from a clever variety of shots and foreboding narration.
The trailer makes good use of sound and space, which bodes well for the film’s theatrical release. This combined with the pedigree of the actors involved puts Marrowbone towards the top of the list for horror films to look forward to in 2018.
Marrowbone has already had its theatrical release in Spain, so if you’re looking for further details regarding the plot, you can find them online. However, there isn’t long to wait until the movie’s release, as Marrowbone will arrive in theatres, on demand, on iTunes and on Amazon Video on Friday 13th April 2018.