16 December 2005

High Tension (Haute Tension, France 2003)

Director Alexandre Aja has made a hit and run, killer on the loose road movie, that is both visually grotesque and intense, following the good old 70's Euro-trash horror films. We follow two friends' journey into a cottage house outside of the big city where they live. Suddenly, a killer breaks into the house at night, killing everyone he meets. It begins as your usual Jason killer flick, but halfway through the story, there is an unexpected twist that makes this film worth watching. The killing scenes are very strong and visceral, with blood sprouting in every direction. The tension is, as the title suggests, high, because you really don't know if the two friends will survive this killing rampage. This movie is definitely not for sensitive audiences.

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