Synopsis by Mark Deming
A writer gets more than he bargains for when he heads to a small town in search of a scoop in this over-the-top horror comedy. Flavien Juste (François Chénier) is a young and quick-witted reporter who works for a newspaper run by his father (Pierre Collin). Dad would like to break one more big story before he retires from journalism, and when he hears about a number of bizarre disappearances taking place in the Quebec village of Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnes, he sends Flavien to check it out, with photographer Armand (Patrice Robitaille) in tow. Flavien and Armand check in at a large and forbidding local inn, the Two Malvinas Lodge, and Armand soon falls prey to the local curse and goes missing. As Flavien searches for Armand, he encounters the troubled ghost of a bride (who still has the tin cans from her getaway car stuck to her gown), and is dogged by the many bizarre denizens of Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnes as he tries to unearth the town's strange secrets. Flavien eventually gains a valuable ally in helpful local musician Missy (Isabelle Blais) and her son, Peanut (Alec Poirier), and with their help he discovers an abandoned factory on the outskirts of town where a strange scientist is up to no good. Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnes (aka Saint Martyrs of the Damned) was the first feature film from Quebec-based writer and director Robin Aubert.
reporter, disappearance, village, photographer, tabloid