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‘Martyrs’ Director in Razor Sharp Form with ‘Incident in a Ghostland’

There is no help in Incident in a Ghostland

Around the turn of the century, France gifted the horror-loving masses with a slew of powerful, intense, nerve-shredding films that came to be known as the New French Extremity movement. While no two movies were exactly the same, they were all commonly punctuated with extreme, uncomfortable, severe depictions of violence, …

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Martyrs (2008): Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Viewers

For me, horror is about pushing boundaries. I’ve always wanted to see how much I could take, visually and mentally. When I was younger, I watched horror films with the sole purpose of being scared. I wanted to see how long I could keep my eyes on the screen before …

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