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Supernatural chiller “MARIONETTE” will pull your strings; trailer & poster

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Life and death are child’s play in the movie once set to star Matt Damon.

S&R Films releases MARIONETTE November 3 on Spectrum, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Fios, with exclusive digital play on Amazon and Vimeo; the movie will be available on iTunes, Vudu/Fandango and Google Play December 3. Directed by Elbert van Strien from a script he wrote with Ben Hopkins, based on van Strien’s short DE MARIONETTENWERELD (nominated for a Student Academy Award), it stars Thekla Reuten (in the role originally intended for Damon!), Peter Mullan, Elijah Wolf, Emun Elliott, Sam Hazeldine, Bill Paterson, Rebecca Front and Dawn Steele. The synopsis: “In the wake of losing her husband in a seemingly random accident, child psychiatrist Marianne Winter [Reuten] starts life anew in Scotland. There, she begins treating a secretive 10-year-old [Wolf] who claims to control the future through his drawings. When his horrific sketches start coming true, Marianne begins an obsession that will derail her life and reality.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.