Watching MARTYRS is like staring into a blast furnace. Pascal Laugier’s film is a smoldering cell of anger and heat and hate and marvel. It’s difficult to watch head on and downright painful to endure over time. To be honest the experience is one I hesitate to recommend. However, one must be impressed by the effect of it, impressed by its ability to inflict such engineered torment, impressed that the film can survive its own extreme internal pressures. Laugier’s is an escalation game, vying not to push past boundaries, rather to set up residence on the border itself. The squirming endurance comes not from how far past the... Read More
This film's English title is The Ordeal, which is absolutely right, but the literal translation - Calvary - turns out to be worryingly appropriate too, for reasons I can hardly describe without toppling away from my keyboard in a dead faint. It is a brilliant black comic nightmare about a singer, conceived in the style of Deliverance or The Hills Have Eyes, and Calvaire triumphantly proves that when it comes to subhuman degradation, Belgian hillbillies from the EU can proudly hold their own with throwbacks and knuckleheads from the US.
Cosmopolitan in nature, David E. Munz‐Maire is a Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient, and alumnus of the prestigious NYU: Tisch School of the Arts, earning his B.A. in Film & T.V. and Minors in Psychology and Producing for Film & T.V. This native Alpine’s passion for directing led him to pursue a Masters in Directing at the School of Visual Arts. David is Co‐Founder of AireBedd, a banner under which he has garnered dozens of laurels for his various short films and music videos.
French personality RURIK SALLE is very well known in France for his past journalistic work with the world famous horror magazine MAD MOVIES and now METALUNA. He's also an accomplished actor having appeared in SEED OF CHUCKY and the “X AS FOR XXL” segment in ABCS OF DEATH by Xavier Gens. Rurik recently starred in David Cholewa's DEAD SHADOWS as the villain opposite our very own John Fallon aka The Arrow who plays one of the heroes. We asked him about his experience on the shoot and more and here's what he had to say!