For some bizarre reason I have not been overly excited about Jamie Marks is Dead, even though it has a great cast and is directed by Carter Smith (The Ruins). I saw a festival trailer sometime last year which really didn’t do it for me at all, however, a new poster for the films US release has just been revealed, prompting me to check out the films trailer and give it a second chance.
The film has been highly praised after playing at Sundance, and only now have I bought into the film, and feel so stupid I hadn’t done so before. If you still need convincing, or are indeed looking forward to the film yourself, then check out the films trailer below, for it is powerful, dramatic stuff.
Clearly a slow burner, I am now totally sold on this film, and the trailer has really convinced me that this clever horror feature about a nobody who dies, and then becomes a somebody, will be great. I love the trailer, I love the poster, and I am very excited to see this now, finally!
Gravitas Ventures release the film in the US on VOD and in selected cinemas on August 29th.
Jamie Marks is Dead is written and directed by Carter Smith (The Ruins) and is based on Christopher Barzak’s novel. The cast includes Liv Tyler, Judy Greer, Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Madisen Beaty, Erin Wilhelmi and Nadia Alexander.
Fifteen-year-old Adam McCormick’s life hasn’t been the same since classmate Gracie Highsmith found Jamie Marks’s dead body at the edge of the river. The town is shocked, but as speculation swirls, it becomes clear that they knew as little about Jamie as they do about the circumstances surrounding his death. Adam becomes fixated on Jamie’s death, and gradually a deep bond develops between the living teenager and the dead boy’s ghost. Their unlikely friendship provides Adam with the support and friendship he needs as the rest of the world falls apart. But the more attached Adam becomes to Jamie’s ghost, the weaker his ties to reality become. As he struggles with the real-world relationships, Adam is forced to rediscover what it means to be alive.