It’s no secret that if you know me personally then you will know that Martyrs is my all-time fave horror movie. A film that I have seen countless times and still manages to fuck with my head with every viewing.
So, I’m not going to lie, I am very skeptical of this film getting made. If you’re gonna take-on a modern horror classic that is known for being a psychological mind-fuck, then you better be able to push that even further, go deeper down the hole.
That is the only way I think they will make this story work, there isn’t a chance in hell that you can remake Martyrs and give it anything but an 18/R Cert.
I think there is way more in the story to explore, after-all, the family the girls blew to shit was only a small fraction of the cult. I would like to see more of that, I wanna know more about the cult and their victims throughout the years, but who knows what approach they’ll take.
I will approach this with an open mind and give it a chance but I will say that I am a little worried that it is from the producers of Insidious & The Conjuring. Although people find these horrors to be the dogs bollocks of horror, they are always rated so just about anyone can get into the cinema to see them. I’m just saying that this formula won’t work For Martyrs, it was a film for a mature audience and wouldn’t work any other.
Only time will tell