MARTYRS LANE MOVIE REVIEW
If you have a yung’un comin’ of age and you want to start bringing ’em into the world of spooky movies or if you’re a fan of the lightly scary but big on atmosphere gothicy ghost stories, Shudder has a new entry just for you. “Martyrs Lane” follows a ten year old girl named Leah who lives in a big, old, vicarage with her priestly but often absent father and her mother who seems to always have something else on her mind and is more than a little stressed out. Leah often has to find her own amusements and when she meets another girl about her age in the woods, she’s happy to have made a new friend. Soon, the other child, wearing a shabby angel costume, begins visiting her at night in her room, tapping on her window for entry, and they play games that aren’t really games, as the quickly becoming obvious not a normal little girl starts leading Leah on a hunt for the hidden letters that will spell her name. What does it all mean? What does this “girl” want? Are we too old and jaded for this one? We had differing opinions here so listen to Chris, Brad, Beau, and Lewayne suss it out.
DIRECTED BY: Ruth Platt
STARRING: Denise Gough, Steven Cree, Anastasia Hille, Hannah Rae, Charlie Rix, Kiera Thompson, SIenna Sayer, Donna Banya, Catherine Terris, Lianne Harvey, Julie Barclay
Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Beau Paul (Highly Suspect Reviews, The Original Gentlemen, Screener Squad)
Beau Paul is an Austin native, an actor, and a writer. Sometimes all at once! Previously he has attempted to be an internet entertainer (the funny ha-ha kind, not the naked moneymaking kind) at Spill.com, and now here on OneOfUs.net. You can read his pithy witticisms and the retweeted material of funnier, cleverer people on Twitter or Facebook, and can buy him stuff on Amazon.
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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