Saturday, 15 December 2012

30 Day Horror Challenge-Day 28: A horror movie that is hard to watch

For the next 30 days (or whenever I stop being lazy and finish it), I will be giving my fingers short bursts of exercise by completing the 30 Day Horror Challenge, found here. Hopefully it will give you a bit of insight into what horror is for me. Don't forget to check back every day for a new installment.

Day 28: A horror movie that is hard to watch.

I have written about this film before, but I cannot stress enough just how tough the French torture porn film Martyrs is. I'll stress I think that even though it is a tough film to watch, it is one that has to be bared for its meaning to be effective. My last post on the film covered pretty much everything I want to say about the film, so I will finish by reiterating; it is tough, but ultimately worth watching, and you have to go from start to finish, no breaks, no skipping, no half watching. It is not the kind of film you can watch while messing on your laptop (a lot of films will argue this about themselves, but rarely does it apply). So, be hip and check out Martyrs before the retooled and lobotimised remake is made and soils the good name of the film. You'll have seen it before it was cool (and in English).

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