The Marsh King’s Daughter starts streaming, but not in US

The Marsh King’s Daughter is a 2023 psychological thriller film based on Karen Dionne’s 2017 novel of the same name, now streaming in Europe for Prime Video subscribers.

Directed by Neil Burger, written by Elle Smith and Mark L. Smith, the movie follows a woman named Helena, who was raised in the desolate wilderness by her father, actually the Marsh King, who abducted her mother two years before Helena was born.

Will Helena find the strength to break free from her father’s legacy? Can she unravel the secrets that bind her to the marsh? Dive into the murky depths of this haunting tale and discover the answers for yourself.

The Marsh King’s Daughter Release Date

Initially set for an October 2023 release by STXfilms, the film’s distribution was shifted to Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, who scheduled it for a November 3, 2023 premiere.

The Marsh King's Daughter movie starts streaming in Europe
Courtsey of Lionsgate

But the film was ultimately delayed to November 21, 2023 on digital platforms to avoid competing with Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour.”

After a few distribution changes, the thriller film was digitally released on November 21, 2023 on platforms like iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play and more.

Following the digital release, the movie was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 2, 2024. In Europe, the film is being distributed by Amazon Studios via Prime Video as part of ErosSTX’s multi-year deal.

Also Read: Where is Killers of the Flower Moon streaming?

Is The Marsh King’s Daughter on Netflix?

No, the thriller movie is not streaming on Netflix. The streaming rights currently belong to Amazon Studios in Europe, while Lionsgate handles distribution in the US.

Is The Marsh King’s Daughter on Amazon Prime?

Yes, Prime Video subscribers in Europe can stream Marsh King’s Daughter as part of their subscription but US viewers can only rent or purchase the film on Amazon.

The Marsh King's Daughter streaming on Amazon Prime

Thanks to the deal between Amazon Studios and ErosSTX, that allows streaming of new ErosSTX productions on Prime Video in UK and all across Europe.

Where can I watch The Marsh King’s Daughter?

If you live in Europe, you can stream the movie with a Prime Video subscription but if you live in US, you need to wait for the movie’s arrival on some American steaming network.

Since Lionsgate is handling the streaming in US, the movie is likely to be released on NBCUniversal’s Peacock, as a deal has been signed between the two for 2024.

For now, you can rent the movie online through digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Vudu etc. inside the United States. The cheapest option is to rent it for $5.99.

Is The Marsh King’s Daughter Streaming for Free?

The Marsh King’s Daughter is not currently available for free streaming anywhere in the world. TUBI signed a deal with Lionsgate to show 40 of their films for free on their platform but this movie isn’t included in those lucky 40.

Also Read: Where to Watch Have I Got News For You?

About The Marsh King’s Daughter

Helena knows the marsh like the rhythm of her own pulse. The susurrus of the wind through the reeds, the dank scent of the earth, the cold bite of the water.

These are the lullabies of her forgotten childhood. A childhood stolen by the man they called the Marsh King, a shadow woven from fear and survival.

Now, years later, Helena has built a life far from the whispering wilderness.

But the past casts a long shadow, and when her own daughter becomes a target, Helena is lured back to the fetid embrace of the marsh. This time, she isn’t prey. She is the hunter.

The Marsh King’s Daughter Review

The movie takes viewers on a suspenseful journey into the depths of the Michigan wilderness and the even deeper recesses of human trauma.

Daisy Ridley shines as Helena, a woman haunted by her childhood spent captive in the marsh with her father, the notorious kidnapper known as the Marsh King (played by Ben Mendelsohn).

Now a mother herself, Helena’s carefully constructed life is shattered when her father escapes prison and sets his sights on her daughter.

Cinematographer Alwin H. Küchler’s lens lingers on the swaying reeds, the misty mornings, and the iridescent dragonflies, creating a sense of both allure and unease.

This is a landscape that both nurtured and imprisoned Helena, leaving its mark on her soul. The film’s haunting atmosphere make it a must-watch for fans of psychological thrillers.

Also read: Where to watch Blue Beetle? Is DC superhero film on Netflix?

Lakshya Kaushik

Leave a Comment