I’m a big fan of the French extreme horror that has been coming out over the past several years. Tackling issues that are not normally brought up in American cinema, films such as High Tension, Inside, and Frontier(s) are exceedingly violent, gory films with a strong commentary on social and political issues. And one of the more intense and thought-provoking films to come out in recent years was Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs. Incredibly uncomfortable to watch with an ending that still haunts me, I always fall back on it as a recommendation for French horror.
Another great thing about the film was the soundtrack composed by Seppuku Paradigm. Now, in anticipation of Laugier’s upcoming film The Tall Man, Seventeen Records has made available in extremely limited quantities a vinyl copy of the soundtrack. Unfortunately, all pre-orders for the Martyrs soundtrack alone have been snagged but there is still an option to pre-order the Martyrs/Red Nights limited edition combo pack. This pack also includes an Eden Log vinyl single and will be signed by the band. The album will ship Sept. 15th.