A girl is instructed to do nightly tasks by a ghost in Martyrs Lane. Leah (Denise Gough) is a 10-year-old living in a vicarage with her family. Out of morbid curiosity, Leah takes her mother Sarah's (Denise Gough) locket to find that it contains a golden lock of hair, which goes flying outside of Leah's window. Shortly afterward, Leah begins seeing the ghost of a blonde-haired girl (Sienna Sayer), who appears at Leah's window every night. The spirit gives Leah regular tasks to piece together the mystery of this ghost and her connection to the family.
Martyrs Lane is a ghost story written and directed by Ruth Platt, about a 10-year-old girl, who befriends a spectral child who appears to her at night. Despite being a ghost story, I would be hard-pressed to consider Martyrs Lane to be a horror film, despite having a few spooky moments lake in the film. Instead, I would describe Martyrs Lane to be more a family drama that is about Leah piecing together the mystery surrounding the ghost's appearance. In fact, if you are a fan of the early films of Guillermo del Toro, then Martyrs Lane would probably be a film that you end up digging.