Martyrs, Will French Extremism Transfers to U.S. Screens?
Martyrs, directed by Pascal Laugier was released back in 2008, and remains on of the most controversial films in horror cinema. The film is truly is a mind f*ck, a psychological roller coaster that leaves the viewer speechless by film’s end. In our earlier coverage back in October 2015 we revealed details on the upcoming American reboot to the film.
American home entertainment and production company, Anchor Bay recently made the announcement that “Martyrs” will be released in theaters and digital HD on January 22, 2016. Aside from the release date an exclusive still image (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) was also released.
“Martyrs” has remained under wraps since initial production. With the film releasing in under a couple of months we have yet to see a teaser or trailer. Is this a marketing ploy to entice curiosity among horror fans? Is the film a badly constructed entity, and/or are the producers intentionally keeping it away from the public? Strangely, even the IMDB profile page to the film, “Martyrs” is void of any up to date information.
What we do know is that the film stars Troian Bellisario, Kate Burton, Caitlin Carmichael, and Toby Huss and is directed by Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz based off the recalibrated screenplay by Mark L. Smith. The film is also produced by movie production company; Blumhouse productions, and we all know how the studio has a penchant for low quality horror films.
The synopsis to “Martyrs” reads:
A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
Personally, the synopsis to the 2008 version sounds more interesting.
A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly