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'Martyrs' Director Pascal Laugier Wants To Freak You Out With A "Twisted" Sex Movie

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • October 30, 2012 9:42 AM
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Before the royalty of French genre cinema took a handful of filmmakers under their wing to create modestly budgeted action exercises, from complete failures (“From Paris With Love”) to sequel-spawning blockbusters (“Taken”), the focus landed instead on some of the finest horror in recent years. Two brilliant, sadistic stand-outs remain Alexandre Aja's “High Tension” and Pascal Laugier's “Martyrs,” but while Aja's film dabbled heavily in the psychosexual, Laugier is set to take the element even further with his next movie.

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