The French film debuted on Friday the 13th in September and was immediately met with strong reviews and ratings, with many calling Marianne the scariest witch ever.
Starring Victoire du Bois, Tiphanie Daviot, Lucie Boujenah and Mireille Herbstmeyer, the film tells the story of a famous author (Emma) who has to do battle with the witch who tormented her, and was the inspiration for her books, when she was a child.
Right out of the gate Marianne establishes itself as a gory, in your face, and twisted story of torment, possession, and pure evil, and kicks off a stunning performance by Herbstmeyer as Madame Daugeron, who is possessed by Marianne for the first part of the series.
Facial expressions and body language are illustrated brilliantly and convey the presence of the pure evil that is Marianne with no deviation from impact.
The story is woven, overall fluidly, over the course of several episodes, and continues to build the intensity for a final showdown with the witch, while at the same time digging up her past, and telling the story of Emma’s childhood, exile, and battle with alcoholism.
While it can be kind of confusing, at times, with the constant back-and forth and story-to-story transition, the series doesn’t deviate too far from it’s path.
While Marianne could have been better served by being trimmed by 1-2 episodes to eliminate some of the “filler”, it easily makes up for it with a strong story, plenty of terror, and a complete tale, showing how well Netflix can bring even a foreign horror film to their platform and spin out a classic.
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Netflix Announces Volume 3 of ‘Love, Death & Robots’
Netflix has officially announced Volume 3 of the adult animated series ‘Love Death + Robots’ which is set to hit the streaming platform exclusively on May 20th. To hype it’s return, a brand new teaser trailer has been released.
According to Netflix: “Terror, imagination and beauty combine in new episodes which stretch from uncovering an ancient evil to a comedic apocalypse, telling startling short stories of fantasy, horror and science-fiction with trademark wit and visual invention.”
Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘Choose or Die’
Netflix has dropped a brand new trailer for their upcoming horror ‘Choose or Die’ which is directed by Toby Meakins and tells the story of a retro game (“Curs>r”) wreaking absolute havoc on a town when it is unboxed.
According to the official synopsis: “After firing up a lost 80s survival horror game, a young coder unleashes a hidden curse that tears reality apart, forcing her to make terrifying decisions and face deadly consequences.”
You can check out the official trailer below.
Netflix’s ‘Windfall’ Brings Home Invasion Terror in New Trailer
Netflix is touting it’s new movie ‘Windfall’ as a “Hitchcockian thriller following a wealthy couple who arrive at their vacation home only to find it’s being robbed” and the home invasion terror dropped a brand new trailer to show off the horror in store.
Jason Segel, Lily Collins, and Jesse Plemons star, so that’s a pretty solid cast for this one. Charlie McDowell (The One I Love) directed the film, written by Justin Lader (The Discovery) and Andrew Kevin Walker star in the film set to arrive on March 18th.
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