HORROR OCTORBOR FOUR-BOR continues this week, as we (along with ten-time guest Derek Jarvis) take a look at one of the most extreme foreign horror films around – 2008’s Martyrs! A shining, bloody example of the French New Extremity movement, Martyrs deals with a young victim of trauma (Mylene Jampanoi) and her supportive friend (Morjana Alaoui) as they confront the presence of a cult that seeks to find transcendence through extreme pain. The results are grossifying and not for the weak-stomached, but we’ve got a custom cocktail and drinking rules to help you survive this insane film! Is it torture porn? Is it art? Can it be both? Find out below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Stars and Martyrs
Like Martyrs, this is the Frenchest thing ever. ‘Nuff said.
2 parts French brandy
2 parts Pineau des Charantes
1 part Cointreau
dash, lemon juice
Rinse brandy snifter with a splash of genepi (swirl it in the glass then empty it out). Add remaining ingredients in snifter and serve neat.
DRINKING RULES FOR MARTYRS:
- Every time someone is cut
- Whenever you actually see the face of Anna’s torturers
- Any time you see the Chair de Merde (the chair with the hole and bucket so the victims can do their business)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Mademoiselle says, “Keep doubting, Etienne.”
Join us next week as we finish up HORROR OCTORBOR FOUR-BOR with the Guillermo Del Toro horror-fantasy The Devil’s Backbone!