This week, Pascal Laugier’s excellent and devastatingly effective horror MARTYRS.

Stellar performances by Mylène Jampanoï and Morjana Alaoui propel this captivating story of Lucie and Anna, two friends who grew up at the same orphanage, one of whom (Lucie) was rescued from an abattoir were sinister experimentations took place.

A home invasion / revenge / supernatural / torture horror, Martyrs defies expectations and categorization.

We urge listeners to check out this genre-defining 2008 film before tuning into this week’s podcast. There will be spoilers aplenty.

Over at Shock Till You Drop they said (rightly) the film is “the new yard stick against which all forms of extreme genre films should be measured against…”