Midnight Madness Blog

- 2008
- 2007

Martyrs Intro & Q&A;

Colin, a very much alive Morjana Alaoui, & Pascal Laugier


MM Scorecard:

Screenings Attended: 31/47

Screenings Missed: 0

Average Hours Slept Per Night: 4.1


Just a word of warning to those contemplating seeing films like Martyrs or Deadgirl: (or any other Midnight Madness). These films can be brutal. A lot of times the endings ain’t happy and the good guys don’t always win. They’ll take you to dark places within yourself that you didn’t know existed. After all it’s called Midnight MADNESS not Midnight Feelgood.


So, did Martyrs live up to all the hype? Yeah, and then some. Ask the cat who puked near the end. This is the second Colin programmed flick this year at which someone chundered. The first being Vinyan last Friday. Does chunder at a madness count as some kind of demented standing ovation?


Spontaneous applause thoughout the screenings and uncomfortable “Oh crap, something really scary is about to happen” laughs showed that this flick clearly wasn’t all hype. A spirited Q&A followed with Pascal Laugier giving an impassioned defense of his work as well as the audiences that appreciate it. We love you too Monsieur Laugier! Need more evidence that this film wasn’t all hype? Well, as I write this it is about 3:30 am and I’m wide awake…


Video will be up this afternoon.


movie was friggin awesome and made you think and will continue to make you think
Comment By Steve Howells At 11/09/2021 12:13 PM
When people in the audience puke and faint, I believe it's the ultimate compliment. :) I ended up seeing this movie twice. Good stuff.
Comment By Twisted_Nurse At 12/09/2021 9:15 PM
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