Jamie Marks is Dead
Directed by Carter Smith
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.
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.
Cast: Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Madisen Beaty, Judy Greer
“Jamie Marks is Dead” is moving and elegiac without being lugubrious or labored in its portrayal of teens trying to make sense of loss. Carter Smith pulls off the (not easy) task of creating a Gothic atmosphere in a contemporary setting. His subtle depictions of a spirit world coexisting as a facet of our own echo those of Kiyoshi Kurosawa in works like “Kairo (AKA, Pulse)” and “Journey to the Shore”.
Trailer looked good but wasn't a fan of the film itself, gave up watching half way.
Haunting. Beautiful and sad.
this is not a horror movie. it's an emotional movie worth watching. there are some parts that could be better but overal it was good.
It's been about two weeks since I watched this and I keep thinking about it. This film is tense, a little awkward but just so sweet at its heart. Very well acted. This may be a good movie to watch with someone who isn't normally into horror films and at the same time scratch your own horror itch. This is a slow burn but I think it is paced perfectly for what the movie has to share with the viewer. Hear it out.