Martyrs (2008)

Lucie, a twelve year-old girl, has been kidnapped and tortured by a vile cult in-search of answers to life's age-old question. What is there after death? She meets and befriends a girl named Anna, who befriends her. Together they form a bond, a support-system, with one another. Years later Lucie begins a vengeful search for her captors, and what Anna and Lucie uncover is something darker than the two of them could've ever imagined.

Martyrs is a film that one doesn't really get enjoyment from, unless you're a sadist. The vile torture that projects itself upon the screen is enough to invoke emotion in even the most hardcore horror fans. I constantly found myself asking, "What is the point of this film?" But in the end the reason, for the brutal beatings surfaces of these young women, surfaces.

As a viewer, I somewhat felt like I was watching two different films. Lucie is plagued by the presence of an emaciated dead girl, covered in cuts and totally grotesque. She gets to exact her supposed revenge on her alleged captures….Or has she just brutally murdered an innocent family? We later we get to see Anna, Lucie's friend, take a rollercoaster ride of hell of her own. Breaking mentally, free of reality, and hallucinating.

All in all, the film was okay. I don't want to go into too much detail about it, as I don't want to give anything away, but it was an okay film. It's not something that I will want to buy, or watch again, but it is definitely worth the rental. It’s creepy, unique, and worth the view.

RATING: 3 out of 5 stars!

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