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Supernatural connections in 'Jamie Marks Is Dead'

Supernatural connections in 'Jamie Marks Is Dead'

The early scenes of Carter Smith's atmospheric indie horror film "Jamie Marks Is Dead" do a fine job portending something wintry, disturbing and tense. When the body of routinely bullied high school outcast Jamie Marks is found near the banks of a river in upstate New York, chums Gracie (Morgan Saylor), who discovered Jamie, and Adam (Cameron Monaghan) find something else in common besides their somber sensitivity: They now see his ghost (Noah Silver).

Adam responds to this needy haunting by essentially befriending the ghostly embodiment of the aftermath of unimaginable cruelty. The supernatural connection augurs for Adam a wobbly and eventually dangerous hold on...

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