Martyrs

Movie • 2008 • Horror  

Report
A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tortured her as a child leads her and her best friend, also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
This movie contains 65 potentially triggering events.
Removes Ads!
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
216 supporters
Yes
1
No
54
3
hokeyreligions
No dogs in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Abandonment
Yes
4
No
2
0
Ellie_red
No abandonment scene shown, but we see the main characters as children who grew up in an orphanage
1 comment | Add comment
Is an animal abandoned?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Abuse
Yes
1
No
6
0
Ellie_red
Implied that one of the character's parents may have been abusive
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
39
No
5
6
EnnisLucy
Several of the torture scenes are reminiscent of physical domestic abuse.
3 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
Main feature of the movie
1 comment | Add comment
2
clarkekent
The abused enacts very bloody revenge on not only her abuser but also their children so, yes, you could say this.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone gaslighted?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
28
Is someone abused with a belt?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
Is a child abused?
73 supporters
Yes
65
No
1
11
Sh3llbug
There are flashbacks of one of the main characters being tortured as a child. A 15 girl yr old and an 18 yr old boy are shot
2 comments | Add comment
Addiction
Yes
0
No
37
Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
37
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
0
No
46
1
hokeyreligions
No horses in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
0
No
45
2
hokeyreligions
The only animal in the film is an already-dead rodent briefly shown at the very beginning by a woman, who had found it clogging the drain pipe.
1 comment | Add comment
Are animals abused?
119 supporters
Yes
0
No
49
1
hokeyreligions
There's no animals in the film save for an already-dead rodent.
1 comment | Add comment
1
hokeyreligions
No dogs in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
41
No
5
8
Provocatrix
there is a dead mouse in the beginning. Real or not - I didn't check
2 comments | Add comment
Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
Yes
0
No
8
1
hokeyreligions
No rabbits in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
1
No
44
1
hokeyreligions
No cats in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a pet die?
93 supporters
Yes
0
No
18
1
hokeyreligions
No pets in the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
40
Are there spiders?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
40
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
0
No
40
7
coffeewixch
No but they mention that a girl was hallucinating cockroaches crawling on her and that is why she was cutting herself.
1 comment | Add comment
Assault
0
Ellie_red
A woman gets repeatedly and graphically beaten
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone drugged?
19 supporters
Yes
7
No
4
2
laurenismith4
a cloth is held to a woman's mouth and she passes out, presumably chloroform or something similar.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
Yes
1
No
10
0
discretionAdvisor
Child sexual abuse is implied, but then shortly after it’s explained that the abuse was non-sexual.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
10
No
2
4
At the beginning, it is stated that a child was physically abused, but not raped or sexually abused.
This is the only mention in the movie.
1 comment | Add comment
1
hokeyreligions
There are no schoolyard or office worker bullies.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
35
No
0
4
Barbie9927
Yes,a character is restrained with metal handcuffs.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
3
No
48
16
SadbutRad116
No, the only mention of any assault is at the very start of the movie some form of documentary or news clips confirms a child was not raped during the abuse she suffered
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
Yes
0
No
8
Bodily Harm
Yes
65
No
0
12
elvirathit
A lot of cutting, very graphic
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
8
No
0
2
laurenismith4
hand is stabbed, woman tries to cut off her hand, hands/wrists are infected when handcuffed.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
2
No
2
2
laurenismith4
nothing is shown to be dislocated, but the ghostly figure's limbs are twisted as if dislocatedd
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
2
laurenismith4
throat is shown being slit.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone struggle to breathe?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
32
No
3
Yes
1
No
8
0
discretionAdvisor
A photo of a decapitated woman is briefly shown.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
38
Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Yes
1
No
33
2
EliHay
No, but there is a discussion/description of someone who was burned alive as a martyr.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
32
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
20
No
1
3
Barbie9927
You know what,I’d consider this movie a gory version of body horror so yeah.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
40
No
1
Yes
58
No
2
12
virgogf
A woman's head gets smashed in with a hammer and i'd say she takes like 20 hits so it's quite an intense scene.
4 comments | Add comment
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
35
Does someone asphyxiate?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
13
Are any teeth damaged?
29 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
Yes
44
No
2
6
Sh3llbug
In the flashback of a girl escaping her kidnapper(s). A woman breaks her ankle
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
22
No
8
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
51 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
29
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
25
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Yes
73
No
0
14
Sh3llbug
There are so many torture scenes in this movie. Quite intense and very graphic
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
1
Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Yes
10
No
28
16
EnnisLucy
A character has a metal blindfold attached to her head for long enough that when it's removed, skin from around her eyes comes with it, but the actual aspect of her eyes are not focused upon and she does not lose the ability to see from this
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
6
No
0
0
laurenismith4
stabbed in the thigh and hand
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
43
No
0
5
Barbie9927
I highly suggest not watching this if blood and gore aren’t your thing. That is basically the main point of this movie,that and torture. It’s extremely gory and lots of torture from beginning to end. Keep that in mind,this movie isn’t made for those that aren’t into gore/blood.
1 comment | Add comment
Children
Yes
12
No
7
1
clarkekent
A child is abducted and tortured and it’s central to the plot of the movie
1 comment | Add comment
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
60
No
1
10
virgogf
A young girl (probably preteen) and her 18 year old brother get shot and killed.
1 comment | Add comment
Is a minor sexualized?
65 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
11
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
19
Yes
1
No
3
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
47
No
0
Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
51
No
0
9
Sh3llbug
A whole family is murdered
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Is a child's toy destroyed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Yes
10
No
0
0
Ellie_red
***SPOILERS***





A whole family is murdered including children
1 comment | Add comment
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
Yes
44
No
1
5
Sh3llbug
Yes, plenty. Most involving a demonesque character
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
3
No
34
2
Golden
Not exactly, but a characters PTSD manifests similar to a possession. She is haunted by a dark creature
1 comment | Add comment
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
34
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
34
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
8 supporters
Yes
13
No
1
2
justbroth
YES! spoilers: someone slits their wrists with a box cutter and is seen holding razor blades
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
44
No
6
9
Anna gives a bath to the tortured woman after finding her
3 comments | Add comment
Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Gross
Yes
26
No
6
10
SadbutRad116
Technically no but a woman chained in a room has no other option than to relieve herself using the chair with a hole cut in it with a metal bucket; it’s worth noting she is very upset in this scene
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
47
No
4
9
mariafox
anna pukes up into the sink after seeing the bodies of the family lucie killed
4 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
46
No
0
8
virgogf
There's multiple scenes of a women being fed and spitting or drooling out the food.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Yes
41
No
0
8
Sh3llbug
Slicing, squishing, blood spatter
1 comment | Add comment
Is there farting?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
25
Yes
0
No
5
0
discretionAdvisor
characters are imprisoned, but not in an actual jail or prison.
1 comment | Add comment
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there transphobic slurs?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Yes
0
No
5
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there bisexual cheating?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
28
No
5
0
discretionAdvisor
There are scenes in an orphanage that could be reminiscent of a mental institution.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
9
No
24
12
Provocatrix
**Potential Spoiler** not a hospital scene as you would assume it. A room where they perform some of the tortures has a medical room idea to it though.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
9
No
24
3
SPOILERS!!!!
.
.
.
Towards the end of the film they discuss past martyrs and multiple had cancer of some kind. We see pictures and just learn of their existence & nature of their death.
2 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Yes
27
No
0
4
ZenWalker
Huge PTSD issue in this movie. Lots of flashback scenes and dealing with past trauma.
3 comments | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
PTSD including hallucinations. Trauma is a main theme
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
56
No
0
14
EnnisLucy
Several times, including wrist cutting, hitting, and bashing her head against a wall. One of the wrist cutting scenes is very severe.
2 comments | Add comment
Is autism misrepresented?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
37
No
0
2
clarkekent
Yes, the main character has severe PTSD and psychosis symptoms and she is brutally murdering people because of it.
1 comment | Add comment
0
Ellie_red
A big focus on characters entering an 'altered state' after being tortured and the look on their faces resembles dissociation. Also hallucination scenes
1 comment | Add comment
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
1
VIRUS
A woman attempts suicide by cutting her wrists.
1 comment | Add comment
2
clarkekent
the main character is hallucinating something attacking her throughout
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
6
No
2
1
Ellie_red
Not an autistic one
1 comment | Add comment
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
Yes
12
No
6
5
There is a lot of sounds of rattling/scraping chains, sounds of being beaten, sounds of spoon scraping against a dish when feeding, and metal scraping against metal throughout the movie
1 comment | Add comment
Is there ABA therapy?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Is there body dysphoria?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Yes
0
No
22
Are there anxiety attacks?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
42
No
0
Yes
32
No
5
9
ShannonK
**POTENTIAL SPOILERS**
A decent portion of the film features a character trapped in a basement. It is a large basement, however, the fact that it is underground and there is no exit could make one feel claustrophobic.
2 comments | Add comment
3
ZenWalker
Scenes of possible malnutrition. They do get fed but some appear extremely skinny in parts so it could be triggering.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
9
skillwithaquill24
A woman commits suicide by very graphically slicing both her arms from wrist to elbow.
3 comments | Add comment
Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Yes
13
No
13
4
One of the first scenes has video from the past that is handheld camera style shakiness
2 comments | Add comment
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
6
soravanitas
Around 33min 50sec until about 36min into the movie, Lucie has a flashback to her escape and during this time the lights in several scenes are flashing/flickering.
1 comment | Add comment
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
32
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Yes
0
No
31
10
EnnisLucy
Brief scene where the protag calls her mother who calls the protag's girlfriend a pervert, presumably on the basis of her being gay.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
23
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Is a minority is misrepresented?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
41
No
4
Yes
0
No
26
Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
32
Is there aphobia?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Religious
Yes
3
No
2
0
discretionAdvisor
Martyrdom and the afterlife are main themes of the film, though it is not specified to a religion. Christian symbolism is heavily used.
2 comments | Add comment
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Sex
Yes
2
No
35
17
virgogf
There is female nudity but nothing sexual.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
17
Yes
21
No
0
3
Barbie9927
Never anything sexual,you’ll just see the occasional boobs here and there.
3 comments | Add comment
Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
58 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
35
Sexism
Yes
1
No
12
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
Are there anti-abortion themes?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
10
No
0
1
Ellie_red
SPOILERS

Theme of what happens after death
1 comment | Add comment
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
48
No
1
8
TobyWoby
This film is extremely sad and cruel, even beyond the violence.
2 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
30
2
hermitcrab
Not on screen, however a photo is briefly shown of a car crash victim, who apparently was trapped inside the car for a prolonged amount of time.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
31
Is someone hit by a car?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
28
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
29
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
50
No
0
10
Sh3llbug
Plenty of it.
3 comments | Add comment
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
30
Yes
39
No
1
12
Sh3llbug
A scene where a family is murdered, another girl is shot later on, also, the ending
1 comment | Add comment