Corey Asraf and John Swab’s Let Me Make You a Martyr, featuring shock rocker Marilyn Manson, had its World Premiere at the ongoing Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.
Narrated from inside a police interrogation room, “Let Me Make You A Martyr follows Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera), a young man recently returned to his hometown after years away who crosses paths with his adoptive father, local crime boss Larry Glass (Mark Boone Junior) and reconnects with his adopted sister and love interest June Glass (Sam Quartin). Determined to run away together and escape their complicated past, June and Drew concoct a plan to kill Larry. Unfortunately, Larry finds out about the scheme and hires a hit man of his own (Manson) to resolve the problem.”
Our very own Patrick Cooper attended the premiere and shared his review:
“I saw ‘Let Me Make You a Martyr’ a few days ago and like a thick piece of southern-fried gristle, I’m gonna be digesting it for a while. It may take a couple more times around before I feel like I’ve fully got a grasp on its layers and subtext, but hell, who wants easy answers anyway? Certainly not the filmmakers, who have crafted a dense and sullen tale of revenge, religion, and morality seeped in the swamp.”
Deadline has posted the film’s first clip in which Manson gives a life lesson to a man, while they’ve also shared the below festival poster art.