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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Trailer Arrives for Final Season of Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’
Popular Netflix sci-fi series ‘Lost in Space’ is about to embark on it’s third and final season, and ahead of it’s premier exclusively on the streaming platform this December, Netflix has dropped a brand new trailer.
“In the third and final season, the stakes are higher than ever and the Robinson family’s survival instincts will be put to the ultimate test. After a year of being trapped on a mysterious planet, Judy, Penny, Will and the Robot must lead the 97 young Colonists in a harrowing evacuation — but not before secrets are unearthed that will change their lives forever. Meanwhile John and Maureen — with Don at their side — must battle overwhelming odds as they try to reunite with their kids. The Robinsons will have to grapple with the emotional challenge of not just being lost — but being separated from the ones they love… as they face the greatest alien threat yet.”
The series, packed with 8 new episodes, makes it’s return on December 1st.
Netflix Unveils Two Terrifying Clips from ‘No One Gets Out Alive’
There is a lot of hype building for Netflix’s new horror ‘No One Gets Out Alive’, and to keep that momentum churning Netflix has released two brand new clips to give fans a glimpse into the terror awaiting them.
The film officially arrives on September 29th, and is already drumming up positive reviews and feedback.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting, we now have to kick-ass clips to explore, with commentary from director Santiago Menghini:
“In this scene, Ambar (Cristina Rodlo) is beginning to understand that all is not what it seems in this house… that the bumps and creaks she hears in the night might not just be expanding pipes,” Menghini says. “They might be screams…
“I wanted to play with the use of sound to build mystery and dread. Uncertainty feeds anxiety. From this point on, it is clear something is terribly wrong with this house.”
“This scene occurs later in the film when Ambar begins to realize that the ghosts that haunt this old house aren’t the only thing she needs to be afraid of,” Menghini said.
“This scene was great fun to design. I was always struck by the image of the sobbing woman at the end of the corridor. Should Ambar approach or run away? With this film the aim is always to keep the audience on their toes – just when they think they know what’s going on, we want to throw a new element into the mix.”
Netflix Officially Announces ‘Hellbound’
Netflix has officially announced Yeon Sang-ho’s ‘Hellbound’ which made it’s world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival and is set to premier globally on November 19th, 2021 exclusively on the streaming platform.
According to the press release: “Executors of Hell appear out of nowhere to condemn individuals to be hellbound. In the midst of this mayhem, a religious group preaching questionable truths grows in influence. The release date has been confirmed for director Yeon Sang-ho’s Hellbound.”
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