Marianne (2019) - Horror

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Emma, a famous and successful French horror writer, is forced to return to her hometown after the woman who haunted her dreams fifteen years ago begins to re-appear. The work she writes is ...

IMDB: 7.5
Stars: Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah
Length: 50 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 47 out of 241 found boring (19.5%)

One-line Reviews (101)

A Thrilling, Unnerving and Well-Paced Horror Series that's Difficult to turn off .

Very entertaining.

Boring .

Formulaic, clichés, weak acting with overacting, predictable story, shy attempts at dark humor which are unsuccessful because it seems the producers want to add that new horror movie cliché but are afraid it distracts from the horror, etc. The initial idea is ok as are the filming locations.


Became to be, boring, and extremely pepper european cheesy, whatever it means.

This show is worth watching.

Despite some viewers' criticizing reviews on the lead character Emma, tagging her as obnoxious and pretentious, I actually liked her acting and in my opinion was one of the strength and point of interest of the show.

There are a few, repetitive, nursery-rhyme-like quotations having to do with the history of the eponymous MARIANNE, one of which is that she was buried "5 feet down".

Cut those boring and meaningless Stuff out of it .

Slow start and bad acting.

Anyway, that's a small gripe in an otherwise enjoyable series.

A random, disengaging, disjointed mess.

Beyond boring .

Emma is an intolerable bore of a protagonist, one whom I will not be satisfied until she comes to a gruesome end.

The pacing was decent except for a few lulls here and there.

The other characters are empty, abstract, it's like nothing behind them or inside them.

But it's very disappointing to see such a good cinematography wasted on a lazy story full of random silly rules, cliches and dull jumpscares.

But this, well it's riveting!!

Same repetitive story line.

Ignore them enough, as with MARIANNE, and you get laughter, boredom and irritation where you should be getting fear.

Falls into old and trite resources.

This slickly produced (maybe even over-produced) Netflix horror has every single cliché going.

I first saw the trailer for this new Netflix original during the summer, I remember thinking that it will turn out to be a huge disappointment for horror because so many 'horror' films nowadays are simply boring, full of predictable jump scares and lack story.

So yeah, no plot you can follow, no actual horror rules you can get a grip on.

I enjoyed it.

No unnecessary fun around, straight to the point horror and a gripping series.

There are several scenes which will leave u speechless on the edge of your seat e.

I was falling asleep by mid 3rd episode and I may have covered my eyes once only to feel super silly for doing so and haven't had the urge to cover my eyes since the 2nd episode.

When you just dont know what to watch and you are bored.

Very few slow spots.

Normally get bored with classic horror stories but this was actually really entertaining throughout.

Terrible copy&paste cliche horror combined with poor acting .

Couldn't even get through the second episode, boring, don't know why everybody is giving it such great reviews..

The second half of the season feels like it just melted together into something nonsensical and outright boring.

Mireille Herbstmeyer's performance is riveting.

I loved the seaside setting, cue crashing waves and ominous lighthouses, the hugely likeable heroine and a slight drift away from the formulaic.

Don't waste your time ...

Nothing makes sense, completely predictable, illogical, even boring.

Super predictable twists.

Great start with the two first episodes but after that it descends into being a bag full of cliches, boring melodrama and a obnoxious main character.

The woman playing Marianne is perfectly cast, and the other actors are quite enjoyable as well.

I mean, OK, I get it, it's a Scary Moment, but don't take a minute of my time to show someone progressing toward The Scary Thing, and maybe pick up an implement in painful slow mo.

There are few scary ideas (seen before) runing throuhg the whole seaaon, its just boring.

Slow paced horror story mixed with wannabe drama and a bit of soap love story.

I strongly recommend to everyone watching this scary thrilling series.

I will say that it got slower than it probably needed to in the middle.

Started good and will go very slow after 5 episodes.

original and worth the watch .

So if your idea of scary is being bored to death then by all means please watch this.

Good but slow .

And once your brain is wired up, the scares are much more authentic, deep seated and entertaining.

Slowly but surely, it consumes them and the episodes get more and more intense as more people in the main character's life are involved.

They stop being scary after the first episode and just become a tediously predictable nuisance.

[7.5] Good in its own way with confusion all over the place .

Very thrilling and interesting .

I fell asleep watching it and it took me a week to watch 8 episodes...

The story is ok, slightly different for some aspects but i found it extremely boring and not at all scary.

The first episode was scary and promising, then it got slower for a couple of episodes, then became faster.

Where the series was let down imho was the confusion it seemed to have as to what it was.

its repetitive,slow and will be a struggle to complete the series.

Unique Gripping Horror Series .

Liked the way of presenting the demon in society, filled with magnificent horror scenes and a lot of suspenseful scenes!

Notna dull moment.

The confusion and tension in this are perfect, I haven't had a good scare in ages.

The characters are either unlikable (such as the rather pretentious lead) or bland, or both.

Disjointed, boring, predictable and really, not remotely scary.

Unexpected horror masterpiece.

Yawn, Supposed to be scary.

Solid, gripping, atmospheric French horror series which has some really spooky and scary moments.

Pretentious and horrible main character .

But of course, Lucy had Emma's cell phone in her hands when she died and everyone should have concluded that Lucy was engaging in her hide and seek behavior when this happened since there would have been no other reason for her to hide.

In my opinion it really takes me out of the story and makes it unwatchable when I hear horrible voice actors.

So well done, worth the watch.

Story is well engaging and thrill it's never let u bored at any minute.

The story's premise is as formulaic as can be in the horror genre, especially inspired by S.

Then the story doesn't evolve, it's just the same predictable demon-witch tale with some unlikable and shallow characters that are poorly performed, apart from the first lady who plays Marianne (kudos to the actor, she creeped the hell out of me).

In fact the scariest moments here tend to be the slowest.

I admit the scenery is amazing but adding those "artistic" shots it makes it pretentious.

Hard to follow, scary at times, it ultimately just a useless binge if you're bored.

A good horror series with a different theme enjoyed it

The show felt significantly longer than 8 episodes and just kept dragging on, even when all those intriguing plot points were lost long ago.

Still it feels slow sometimes.

Good production, if a bit slow at times .

I was bored within the first 15 minutes of the episode but tried to keep watching, it stays the same dull, boring, bad acting and casting.

This is far more interesting / thrilling than the haunted house American Netflix series (in my opinion).

Predictable and illogical .

There were some scary aspects to it, but the story was so disjointed it just wasn't enough to keep my interest.

The story moves along at pace and keeps you on the edge of your seat.

And finally all you got is demonize witch story with a awful cliché plot twist.

Add that to the chaotic disjointed storytelling It's pretty poor.

Very predictable, not scary.

Waste of time.

But the acting was a little unbearable, especially by the protagonist.


Another show where the writers fell asleep drunk and realized they had to put a ending to this show...

Dull, slow, repetitive, story's been done before.

An engaging French Horror .

Too much confusion .

Boring and seen .

So this could have been a great show, if the characters were more compelling, the narrative more straightforward and above all, void of the unecessary comic relief.