I recently had the pleasure of attending a special screening of the horror documentary, Digging Up the Marrow, written and directed by Adam Green. I have been a fan of his work since the slasher films Hatchet 1-3 and the Holliston series, shown on the late, great Fear.net. He and the artist, Alex Pardee, attended the screening in Cambridge, on the day after a major snow storm – well, one of many in New England this year.
The film was based on an idea from Alex Pardee. He was also a fan of Adam Green’s work and handed him a notebook of his drawings at a convention. The notebook included an imagined journal of a former detective, describing stories of real life monsters and an underground world in which they live. Adam loved the idea, called Pardee and they made the project together.
In the film, Adam Green plays himself. He is approached by William Dekker (10 points to the fan who gets the reference in the name), played magnificently by Ray Wise. Dekker is a semi-crazed man who believes in monsters. He explains these monsters have their own underground world, called “The Marrow.” Dekker brings Adam and his camera man, Will, to the local “Marrow” (apparently they are all over the world). This is where the fun begins…and it gets WEIRD!
This is a very creative and comical movie, with fun and wonderful special effects. I really don’t want to give away anything here, but see this film! Digging Up the Marrow will be available through Video on Demand and limited movie release on February 20th and available on DVD and Blu-ray on March 24.