Psychologically Disturbing, Round Two: Martyrs vs. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Discussion in 'Horror Film Mini-Tournament (2010)' started by Cena's Little Helper, Oct 19, 2010.

?

Which Film Is More Disturbing?

  1. Martyrs

  2. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. Cena's Little Helper

    Cena's Little Helper Mid-Card Championship Winner

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    1,495
    Martyrs (2008, Directed by Pascal Laugier)

    [​IMG]

    Did You Know?: The producers of the Twilight franchise have bought the American remake rights to Martyrs and want Kristen Stewart to star.

    vs.

    Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986, Directed by John McNaughton)

    [​IMG]

    Did You Know?: Although vaulted for three years, bootlegs of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer circulated around Hollywood helped launch Michael Rooker's career before the film's official release in 1989.​
     
  2. jmt225

    jmt225 Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,563
    Likes Received:
    1,806
    Martyrs, easily.

    As I said in the last round, I couldn't finish Henry, but it wasn't because it was disturbing, but because I was bored to tears watching. Again, I plan on giving it another viewing sometime soon, and while my opinion of the film might change overall, there's absolutely no way I'll end up finding it as disturbing as Martyrs. Martyrs' storyline, violence, and gore all surpass what I saw from Henry.
     
  3. INDYjon22

    INDYjon22 Nome is where your heart is

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,531
    Likes Received:
    483
    There are parts of Henry that are cringe worthy and difficult to watch but the movie overall really didn't disturb me so much. It is a great movie, however. On the other side though is Martyrs. A film I cannot claim to have seen, but have read all about. The violence seems to be much greater then Henry's, which was a bit cartoonish at times. However, I am watching a few clips and the creepy anorexic girl in the bathroom is more then enough to sway me in my decision to vote for Martyrs. Also, the girl blowing away the 18 year old kid with the shot gun. My vote is for Martyrs.
     
  4. Kenny Powers

    Kenny Powers Bulletproof Tiger

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,811
    Likes Received:
    301
    I got to vote for Martyrs again here. Herny is a good movie with some disturbing scenes, but they are really mild compared to how horrific Martyrs is. As I said before, I wouldn't be surprised to see Martyrs in the finals.
     
  5. PsychoBlack

    PsychoBlack Damn it feels good to be a Taylor!!

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    91
    Martyrs was just a completely fucked up movie in the best way while Henry on the other hand had it's moments but just can not compare to this modern classic

    Martyrs for the win!!!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"