High Tension ( Haute tension ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2610

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 108

Theatrical Release Date: 06/10/2005

Language: French

Genre: Horror, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Alexandre Aja

Actors: Cécile De France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Franck Khalfoun, Philippe Nahon, Oana Pellea, Andrei Finti

Plot: Marie and Alexia are classmates and best friends. Hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quite, they decide to spend a weekend in the country at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But in the dead of night, a stranger comes knocking at the front door. And with the first swing of his knife the weekend turns into an endless night of horror.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/21/2014

What a ugly movie with horrible parts with the gore and the twist in the movie is so stupid and so missed place that the movie losted me after the twist.

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smokiediebear - wrote on 08/30/2012

Wonderful twist of a movie, The French got it right with this one...

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Snoogans - wrote on 06/22/2011

Well done European slasher. Grueling, tense and very gory. It's got the right blend to satisfy anyone's horror craving.

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Haute Tension

Drive-In Massacre - wrote on 10/09/2011

This one surprised me. I had heard stuff about this film for years, but once I actually started to watch it, I wasn't really getting anything out of it. By the hour mark, I thought by the the time it was finished I was going to ultimately find the movie to be a passive 2000s slasher-movie, although nicely-shot, and and it had some interesting play on the cliches, it was nothing that I was completely interested in. However, those last heart-pounding, mind-bending, 20 minutes; the section of the film that makes it so the movie deserves its title of "High Tension", was what made the movie unique and unforgettable.

The use of gore is definitely a huge factor in the film, although the terror has almost nothing to do with that aspect, in fact that film could have worked just as well for me, …

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