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“Marrowbone” is a psychological horror mystery drama that follows the story of four siblings who flee to a secluded farmhouse after the death of their mother. They take on the surname Marrowbone to hide their true identities and keep their family together. However, as they try to rebuild their lives in isolation, dark secrets from their past begin to unravel, and they must confront a malevolent presence that threatens their safety and sanity. The film explores themes of family bonds, trauma, and the haunting consequences of buried secrets.


“Marrowbone” received mixed reviews from critics. The film was praised for its atmospheric tension and strong performances by its cast. The direction by was commended for creating an eerie and suspenseful atmosphere throughout the film. However, some reviewers felt that the plot was convoluted and lacked coherence, diminishing the overall impact of the story.

The performances by , , and the rest of the main cast were widely praised for their emotional depth and ability to convey the characters' complex relationships. The film's cinematography and production design were also highlighted as notable aspects.


The film centers around the Marrowbone family, consisting of Jack, his younger siblings Jane, Billy, and Sam, and their mother. After their mother's death, the siblings flee to an old family farmhouse in rural America, where they take on the Marrowbone surname to conceal their identities. They aim to live in secrecy and continue their lives as a family.

As the siblings settle into their new home, strange occurrences begin to unfold. They discover that the house harbors a dark and malevolent presence, which tests their resilience and threatens their unity. Secrets from their past unravel, and the siblings must confront their fears and confront the haunting entity that seeks to tear them apart.


“Marrowbone” did not receive significant awards recognition.


“Marrowbone” gained moderate popularity among fans of psychological thrillers and suspenseful dramas. While it did not achieve widespread commercial success, it developed a dedicated following among audiences who appreciated its atmospheric tension and performances. The film's blend of family drama and supernatural elements intrigued viewers seeking a thought-provoking and suspenseful cinematic experience.


Spanish El secreto de Marrowbone
Directed by
Written by
Produced by
  • Belén Atienza
  • Álvaro Augustín
  • Ghislain Barrois
Cinematography Xavi Giménez
Edited by Elena Ruiz
Music by Fernando Velázquez
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • 11 September 2017 (TIFF)
  • 27 October 2017 (Spain)
Running time
110 minutes
Country Spain
Language English
Budget €8 million
(est. $9.9 million)
Box office $12.3 million


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