Writer: Pascal Laugier, Mark L Smith (Screenplay)
Starring: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton, Caitlin Carmichael, Melissa Tracy, Romy Rosemont, Toby Huss
Plot: A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Remakes Hmmmmm
Story: Martyrs starts as we see how a young girl Lucie escapes from a torturous experience only to defriend young Anna as the two become friends. Years later the two are still friends but Lucie (Bellisario) gets her revenge by killing the whole family bringing in Anna (Noble) to help clean up the mess.
With everything cleaned up Anna tries to see through the madness that has come over Lucie. While helping clean up Anna discovers the truth about the story that Lucie had always been telling and it is now her turn to experience all the pain Lucie once felt.
Martyrs is a remake of one of the most uncomfortable horror movies ever made. We get to the similar story but with the main twists removed from the main part of the story. We loss the shock value of most of the scenes with only one horrific scene remaining in the movie. We end up with just a ridiculous over the top revenge mission that just doesn’t feel right for the style of the film. The acting isn’t really up there with the best and is in the most part poor. This really is just a pointless remake of a film that was shocking enough in the first place.
Overall: Me Angry After Watching Pointless Gutless Remake.