Netflix Marianne: Season 1 (2019) Review

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Netflix can be hit or miss when it comes to horror movies and television shows.  The online streaming service is sometimes a dumping ground for failed horror content that didn’t get a theatrical release. When Netflix has a hit, they really have a hit. With Marianne, Netflix has a horrifying binge-worthy hit.  If you liked The Haunting of Hill House, then you will love Marianne.

Netflix Marianne is an eight-episode French horror television series.  The series was directed by Samuel Bodin and written by Bodin and Quoc Dang Tran.  Marianne stars Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, and Tiphaine Daviot. Each episode is between 37 to 52 minutes. The show was originally in French but has been dubbed over in English.  I know what many of you are thinking — dubbed over?  That is usually a big turn off for me, but Marianne makes it work.


Who or what is Marianne? 

The clues are found in Marianne’s nursery rhyme: “Born on a Tuesday, happy on a Wednesday, married on a Thursday, witch on Friday, caught on Saturday, judged on Sunday, executed on Monday, buried on Tuesday.”

Emma Larsimon is the main character of the Netflix series.  Emma is a best-selling horror writer.  All of her books center around a battle against an evil witch Marianne.  She started writing these books as a way to battle the creature that haunted her childhood, Marianne.


As an adult, she is tired of writing these books and keeping Marianne alive. Emma announces her retirement.  She will no longer be writing about Marianne. Shortly afterward, Emma has a strange visit from a childhood friend.  The visit causes Emma to take a trip with her assistant to the one place she has been avoiding for years.  Emma returns to her hometown.  She has to figure out if Marianne is just a figment of her imagination.  Or is Marianne real?

Check out the trailer and decide for yourself if Marianne is real. Be sure to leave your own review of Netflix Marianne. And check out our explanation of the shows ending in this spoiler article. 

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