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Marrowbone is a new thriller from the team behind 2007's The Orphanage. It's beginning to build a lot of hype among horror fans even though only a handful have yet to see the film. Lionsgate is the studio that's acquired distribution rights to the modern tale of terror and they're currently carving up territories for a likely 2017 release.

Bloody Disgusting reports:

"Lionsgate Intl. has closed a ton of territory deals for the psychological thriller Marrowbone, which is executively produced by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) and directed by Sergio G. Sanchez, (who wrote The Orphanage), according to Variety."

Marrowbone follows:

''A 20-year-old who, with his three younger siblings, is plagued by a sinister presence in the manor where they live. To stay together, they have kept secret the death of their beloved mother.''

J. A. Bayona was famously championed by iconic filmmaker Guillermo Del Torro and now Bayona is executive producing Sanchez's directorial debut. Bayona has his own fantasy scarefest coming soon with A Monster Calls. A film with a stellar cast that Bayona will push shortly before starting work on the huge Jurassic World sequel.

Here's the trailer for A Monster Calls.

A Monster Calls looks rich and dark as well as visually enthralling. It's adapted from the hit novel written by author Patrick Ness.

The Orphanage is a 2007 Spanish horror film that genre fans have come to love. It was also the directorial debut of Spanish filmmaker J. A. Bayona. The film stars Belén Rueda as Laura, Fernando Cayo as her husband, Carlos, and Roger Príncep as their adopted son Simón. The plot centers on Laura, a woman who returns to her childhood home, an abandoned orphanage with many dark secrets. Laura attempts to renovate the decrypt house into a home for ailing children, but after an argument with Laura, Simón is found to be missing.

These Spanish filmmakers are definitely on a roll and I can't wait for both A Monster Calls and Marrowbone. Horror fans definitely have a couple of high octane fantasy films to get excited about and a bright future from these masterfully macabre maestros.

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