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The French horror Martyrs is one of my all-time favorite movies, managing to combine brutal and psychological sub-genres and offer one hell of a scare. Now, the American remake starring Troian Bellasario and Bailey Noble is aiming to remind us of just how terrifying the original was and maybe even give us something new.

Martyrs is making its debut at Screamfest later this month, and the movie released two images to get people hyped.

Here's Lucie and Anna looking petrified

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If this script follows the original's closely, then this looks like it would be one intense scene where the young women come to terms with a childhood trauma.

It's our best look yet at young Lucie

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For fans of the original, you might remember that this character was definitely shaved bald. It offered an immediate visceral reaction that I'm just not getting from this image, but I'm hoping that the movie explains the decision.

Here's the film's full synopsis:

In ‘Martyrs’ 10-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…

No word yet on a wide release, but Martyrs will almost certainly land in theaters at some point.

(Source: Bloody Disgusting)


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