Fifteen years after a horrifying experience of abduction and prolonged torture, Lucie embarks on a bloody quest for revenge against her oppressors. Along with her childhood friend, Anna, who also suffered abuse, she quickly descends, without hope, into madness and her own delusions. Anna, left on her own begins to re-experience what Lucie did when she was only twelve years old.
Director: Pascal Laugier
Writer: Pascal Laugier
Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin
Martyrs is French-Canadian drama horror film that was recently remade in America. The original movie was one of the few movies that made my standards for horror movies a lot higher than it was before. It wasn’t just for the gore or blood, where there are a lot. There was actually a story to this one that makes you want to not turn away from the screen even after the whole bathtub scene. Don’t get me started on the SFX make up on this film. Come on.
I do not recommend this film to everyone though. A friend of mine saw this film and was bothered about it for days. This film is mostly for people who are really into this type of movies or people who aren’t and just want their mind f*cked for a few days.
Mylène Jampanoï and Morjana Alaoui really made me like this film. There wasn’t any of those ” horror movie acting”. I haven’t seen the American version of the film, but it is stored away in my computer somewhere. I’ll probably watch it after I ran out of series to binge watch or looking for my fix of horror film. If you can recommend any horror movies such as Martyrs and Inside. I’d love to hear them.