The Horror Obsessive Podcast Episode 15: Martyrs Lane

On this episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast, Sean Parker and I discuss one of my favorite horror movies of the last few years: Martyrs Lane. The movie concerns a young girl named Leah who is visited by a strange new friend every night and, after a while, helps Leah uncover a dark family secret that has stood between her and her mother since the day she was born.

As I said, I’m a big fan of Martyrs Lane, and surprisingly, Sean likes it as well. Granted, he’s not nearly as enamored with it as I am, but he thinks it’s pretty good. However, despite our basic agreement about the film overall, we don’t quite see eye to eye on all the details, and that’s what our conversation focuses on. We discuss what Martyrs Lane says about religion, the ambiguity of the movie’s ending, and if there’s a connection to Peter Pan.

Two girls in a room

And as always, before digging into our main topic, we discuss some of the cool news that hit the horror world in the last two weeks, like the recently announced release date for one of my most anticipated films of the next few years, Beetlejuice 2. We also gush about our favorite genre movie of 2023 so far, Moon Garden, and we show our excitement for the original stories Horror Obsessive is starting to produce.

It’s a really fun conversation from start to finish, so kick back, relax, and come along for the ride. And, if you enjoy listening to us, join us again in two weeks for our next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast. We’ll be talking to Ricky Glore, a stand-up comedian and the writer/director of All Your Friends Are Dead. He’s going to be starting a Kickstarter campaign for his next film, horror-musical Open House. If you caught Sean’s interview with Ricky last year, then you know how hilarious he is and that you’re not going to want to miss any part of our conversation with him.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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