The Secret Of Marrowbone (15)
Dates: Friday 27th July to Thursday 2nd August
Prices: £14.90 back sofas, £12 front sofas, £10.50 std, £7.50 concs
Sergio G. Sánchez, screenwriter of the spine-tingling horror The Orphanage, makes his directorial debut with this lusciously filmed period piece about a bereaved family who have to face up to the ghosts of their past.
Escaping a troubled past in Britain, Rose and her four children travel to an inherited home in rural America. When Rose dies, the children plan to hide their mother's death until the 21st birthday of eldest son Jack (George MacKay) so they can stay together as a family. Jack, Jane (Mia Goth), Billy (Charlie Heaton) and five-year-old Sam (Matthew Stagg) live in impoverished conditions as they keep their secret from the world - but when a lawyer comes poking into their lives, the dreadful truth about what is hiding in the old Marrowbone house comes to light...
Featuring a host of well-known horror faces that include The Witch's Anya Taylor-Joy and Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton, The Secret Of Marrowbone offers an intricate plot alongside the ghostly atmospherics, forging something much more memorable than a bog standard ghost story and demonstrating how Sánchez has picked up a few tricks from his colleague J. A. Bayona.