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Title:   Martyrs
Director:   Pascal Laugier
Year:   2008
Genre:   Horror
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.25.08

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Date Viewed Venue Note
09.25.08Alamo South Lamar So last year I decided to see the Awards ceremony after There Will Be Blood rather than catch one last movie which was Inside. I've heard good things about that film and have since come close to regretting not finishing my festival with a straight-up horror film. So this year I did.

Martyrs is about two french girls, one of whom was severely abused as a child and ever since is haunted by a creepy scarred naked woman who cuts the shit out of her any time she wants. The first half of the movie is basically this scene on repeat. It's pretty brutal and honestly gets pretty old because you know this naked scarred growling woman isn't real and you've already seen Flatliners so let's just get on with it. But then there's a turn and the whole second half is really good in a no-less-brutal way. Lots and lots of violence towards women, but I have to say I was pretty surprised by where it went. The last twenty minutes have an odd hopeless quality that really leaves you questioning... everything. Quite a film and a pitch perfect movie to end the festival on.
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