Watch: First Trailer for New US Remake of French Horror 'Martyrs'

December 15, 2015
Source: YouTube


"The truth can only be seen through their eyes." Anchorbay has debuted the first creepy trailer for the new US remake of the French horror thriller Martyrs, which broke out and became a cult hit back in late 2008 after first premiering at festivals. This new version stars Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton and Toby Huss. This is about two friends who find themselves "trapped in a nightmare" as grown ups after being traumatized at an orphanage while young. This looks like it's much more of a psychological thriller with some horrific moments, and also exactly what I would expect for a remake. Just doesn't look that good.

Here's the first trailer for Kevin & Michael Goetz's Martyrs, direct from Anchorbay's YouTube:

Synopsis: Ten-year-old Lucie flees from the isolated warehouse where she has been held prisoner. Deeply traumatized, she is plagued by awful night terrors at the orphanage that takes her in. Her only comfort comes from Anna, a girl her own age. Nearly a decade later and still haunted by demons, Lucie finally tracks down the family that tortured her. As she and Anna move closer to the agonizing truth, they find themselves trapped in a nightmare – if they cannot escape, a martyr's fate awaits them… Martyrs is a remake of Pascal Laugier's 2008 French film of the same name. It's directed by brothers Kevin & Michael Goetz (of the film Scenic Route previously), from a screenplay by Mark L. Smith. Anchorbay will release this new version of Martyrs in select theaters + on VOD starting January 22nd, 2016 next month. Anyone?

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Reader Feedback - 14 Comments


Yep, that looks as fun as the original.

Carpola on Dec 16, 2015


They know. THEY KNOW!

DAVIDPD on Dec 16, 2015


Another utterly unnecessary remake, made all the more unnecessary by "From a producer of The Conjuring and Annabelle". SMH. Stick with the original folks, nothing to see here...

cuckoozey on Dec 16, 2015


agreed - what. is. the. point. the original is a brilliant film, even though brutalising. if you are a horror fan, surely you have seen it already. who's the audience for this? i can't believe it will be anything other than watered down. nothing to see here indeed...

son_et_lumiere on Dec 16, 2015


Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Stay the fuck away from this classic!

ari smulders on Dec 16, 2015


I love how Hollywood remakes foreign movies that are inferior to the originals because people are too dumb to read the subtitles...

TheOct8pus on Dec 16, 2015


Inferior is a *@&^#ing understatement.

ff on Dec 16, 2015


The original was pointless fest of brutality. American version will make it only even more pointless ...

shiboleth on Dec 16, 2015


I can't believe they made this. Horror fans read subtitles. We have to or we'd never see a good, new horror movie... So who is this for?

Jonathan on Dec 16, 2015


Horror or just gore torture..meh.

Jim Dawkins on Dec 16, 2015


I'm really not into torture porn, and haven't seen the original. Aparently is shocking as hell.

capitandelespacio on Dec 17, 2015


It's a movie with a very poor imagination but with very determine will to do it anyway. Yeah, it's shocking, but the worst part is its pointless premise and execution. Unfortunately, a lot of people find it worthy of attention ...

shiboleth on Dec 17, 2015


I couldn't stand Hostel... Ok, I know it wasn't meant to be really serious, but I can't stand torture, even when it's "funny".

capitandelespacio on Dec 17, 2015


Hostel is garbage. I didn't watch the whole movie. And I don't intend to apologize for that. Marytrs is something similar to me. But, of course, it goes with some kind of seriousness and sober determination that lacks in bestiality of Hostel. However, bestiality is also present in Martyrs. Methodical, cruel, restless and empty ... It is some kind of torture porn, I am afraid. and it has its admirers, that's for sure ...

shiboleth on Dec 17, 2015

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