Marianne

Marianne

  • 2019 Horror
  • Netflix (1 season)

So let me just say I’m a sucker for horror movies with witches/demons. To me they’re the classics. Anyway, I love that Marianne wastes no time getting right into the cursed witch thing. The first 4 episodes are almost perfect. I mean the town, its location and the tone of the colors, fills you with this weird existential dread. I love the filter they used, and the way Emma’s red cap stands out like in that old 70’s movie Don’t Look Now. The last episode went a little The Seventh Seal there for a second too, so this show definitely knows who to borrow from. Anyway, Emma and Camcam have a nice yin/yang vibe, and the horror… DAMN. This show’s witch is a full on nightmare. “There is nothing in that room but the cats and my teeth…” I’ll leave it at that.

Unfortunately for me the last episodes 5-8 sort of fizzled, although there are still some creepy moments. It became more of a Scooby Doo type thing, a French It. I liked some of the moments between the friends, especially Emma’s self delusions and Aurore’s conversation with Arnaud in the car (that was its own horror moment for Aurore I’m sure, but she kind of deserved it). The ending was fun, but those last episodes right before stretched it a little too much. Still, this is a really good show. Like I said, that witch is a nightmare, and the way it’s framed and edited, with the book chapters flipping around, is super fun.

Published by Vanessa Sprankle

I'm a lifelong writer and reader who finally got up the nerve to start my first novel. Wish me luck! In the meantime, I like to share my views on all things cheesy, creepy, deep, and/or ridiculous. Like me.

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