Exclusive Poster: Melancholy Ghost Story, “JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD”News Samuel Zimmerman
Opening this summer is the somber, coming-of-age ghost story JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD. Having premiered at this past winter’s Sundance, FANGORIA reveals the film’s gravesite poster in anticipation of its August release.
JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD focuses on the titular murdered high school boy who returns as a ghost, looking for the love and the friendship that he never had when he was alive. The official synopsis elaborates: In a wintry small town, the body of a teenager named Jamie Marks is found by the river. Adam, the star of his cross-country team, becomes fascinated with Jamie—a boy nobody really knew or interacted with, except occasionally to bully him. When Jamie’s ghost begins to appear both to Adam and Gracie, the classmate who discovered the body, Adam is caught between two worlds. He has a budding romance with Gracie, but he also feels a deep connection to Jamie, who brings him closer to the world of the undead.
A new feature from THE RUINS’ Carter Smith (finally), JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD is something of an atypical horror story. It’s gloomy and human, and features a few eerie punches throughout. Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver, Morgan Saylor, Madison Beaty, Judy Greer and Liv Tyler star.
Gravitas Ventures releases the film in theaters and on VOD this August 29th, and you can find out more at its official Facebook. For further looks, see photos Fango debuted just prior to Sundance, here.