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[Fantasia Review] Let Me Make You a Martyr

24 July 2016 6:25 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There’s a lot more to Corey Asraf and John Swab‘s debut feature Let Me Make You a Martyr than meets the eye. It looks like your run-of-the-mill revenge thriller with its prodigal son (Niko Nicotera‘s Drew Glass) returning home after an extended stay away to right the wrongs of the past. His adoptive father Larry (Mark Boone Junior) is a drug supplier, sex trade entrepreneur, and who knows what other heinous crimes that set up whatever unknown incident happened to fracture their relationship—something neither can come back from without the other being dead. But before Drew can set things straight and escape this Oklahoma town for good, he must also find his adopted sister and one true love June (Sam Quartin). Without her the rest is meaningless.

We infer it was systemic abuse and exploitation that turned Drew against his father. Why else would a guy »

- Jared Mobarak

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Fantasia Review: Let Me Make You A Martyr

22 July 2016 7:55 PM, PDT | | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Fantasia Film Festival has been hitting home runs, left and right, with films like The Alchemist Cookbook, Slash and now Corey Asraf and John Swab’s Let Me Make You A Martyr. A southern noir thriller, as dirty and grimy as it gets, the film really goes for the jugular, offering viewers a one of a kind of film that truly shows how subtlety and the idea of the quiet sky can be just as intense and frightening as a loud scream.

Told in a non-linear fashion, Let Me Make You A Martyr follows Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera), a young man being questioned about situations that we as viewers haven’t seen yet, so as the story goes on and we learn and discover all of the puzzle pieces, we in turn learn about Drew, his quest for vengeance and to escape »

- Jerry Smith

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Fantasia 2016: ‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’

22 July 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Let Me Make You A Martyr review

Let Me Make You A Martyr featured on our list of films we wanted to watch at this year’s Fantasia festival. We’ve finally seen it and can confirm it’s a strong entry in the line-up and did not disappoint.

Drew Glass (Niko Nicotera) returns to his home town after a period away to confront those that have wronged him. At the top of his list is adopted father figure Larry (Mark Boone Junior). He wants Larry out of the way so that he and his adopted sister June (Sam Quartin) can finally be together. However, what Drew doesn’t realise is that he himself is being hunted by the enigmatic Pope (Marilyn Manson).

Let Me Make You A Martyr review

Let Me Make You A Martyr has a very interesting story to tell. It’s a simple tale, boy wants »

- Kat Hughes

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New trailer for Let Me Make You a Martyr starring Marilyn Manson

18 June 2016 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival next month, a new trailer has arrived online for Corey Asraf and John Swab’s upcoming revenge thriller Let Me Make You a Martyr, which stars Marilyn Manson. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

Let Me Make You a Martyr tells the story of Drew and June Glass, two adopted siblings, who fall in love under tragic circumstances. They devise a plan to end the cycle of abuse they grew up in by seeking vengeance on those who robbed them of their innocence. Before they are able to carry out their revenge, they assume responsibility of a little girl, Rooney. June and Drew are left with a difficult choice — exact their revenge, or save Rooney from the same fate they were made to endure.

Let Me Make You a Martyr features a cast that also includes Niko Nicotera, »

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Fantasia to host Kevin Smith, Marilyn Manson, Shinsuke Sato

16 June 2016 6:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Montreal genre showcase to open with drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance.

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (July 21-24) will open with a double header of Daniel Grou’s single tracking shot drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance, starring Canadian actor Alain Moussi alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Georges St-Pierre and Dave Bautista.

Musician Marilyn Manson will be at Fantasia to present the world premiere of Corey Asraf and John Swab’s noir Let Me Make You A Martyr on which Manson is a producer and co-stars alongside Mark Boone Junior, Niko Nicotera, Sam Quartin, »

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‘Let Me Make You A Martyr’ Exclusive Trailer: Marilyn Manson Plays A Hit Man On A Mission From Mark Boone Junior

15 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »


Let Me Make You a Martyr” follows Larry Glass (Mark Boone Junior), an abusive father, drug dealer, and pimp who hires hit man Pope (Marilyn Manson) to kill his rebellious adopted son Drew (Niko Nicotera) and his lover and adopted sister June Glass (Sam Quartin). The film also stars Michael Potts (“Conspiracy Theory”), Slaine (“The Town”), William Lee Scott (“Pearl Harbor’), Michael Shamus Wiles (“Fight Club”), and more. Watch the exclusive new trailer above.

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Marilyn Manson is best known as the frontman of the Marilyn Manson band, whose music garnered much controversy from politicians and the public for their nihilistic lyrics, graphic imagery, and provocative statements. Manson got tied up in the aftermath of the deadly Columbine shooting when he was blamed by politicians and the media for inciting the violence with his music. Manson has appeared in many films including David Lynch’s “Lost Highway,” Michael Moore’s “Bowling For Columbine,” in which he discussed the media’s interest in scapegoating rather than focusing on broader societal issues, and a recurring role on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”

Mark Boone Junior is best known for his role on “Sons of Anarchy,” along with his performances in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and “Batman Begins,” Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line,” and David Fincher’s “Seven.” He will soon appear in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” about Nat Turner, the leader of a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831.

Let Me Make You a Martyr” will premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal next month. Manson will be in attendance.

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- Vikram Murthi

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