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Release Date: June 10, 2005

Starring: Cécile de France, Meïwenn and Phillippe Nahon

Genre: Horror

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 85 minutes

Address Comments To:

Tom Ortenberg, President
Lions Gate Films
4553 Glencoe Ave., Suite 200
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 314-2000
Fax: (310) 396-6041
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(B, H, HoHo, LL, VVV, SSS, NN, D, MM) Light moral worldview that’s anti-homosexual and shows a killer being exposed and eventually defeated, but not without much violence and some cynical humanist elements, with homosexual allusions and depicted homosexual kiss; 16 obscenities (including a few “f” words) and one light profanity; much bloody and scary violence includes decapitations, woman’s throat slit, blood spurts, bloody chainsaw attack, man threatens women with knife and chainsaw, woman hits man with barbed wire attached to club, man hit in stomach with hatchet, woman bound and gagged, truck rams car, car crash, cuts and gashes, and bodies of family dog and little boy shown; very strong, but brief, sexual content includes depicted necrophilia, depicted oral sex, depicted masturbation, depicted homosexual kiss, and implied voyeurism; upper female nudity when girl takes shower; no alcohol use; smoking; and, name-calling and psychotic behavior displayed.

Summary:

HIGH TENSION is a dubbed and edited French horror movie about a troubled woman who tries to rescue her college friend from a mad killer who has just slaughtered her friend’s family. HIGH TENSION is an easily avoidable, abhorrent entry into the horror genre, filled with much bloody violence.

Review:

HIGH TENSION is a dubbed and edited French horror movie. This bloody thriller begins with a young American woman, Alex, bringing home her college friend Marie to her family, who has recently bought an isolated French farmhouse. Their planned study break is interrupted by a mad killer, who slaughters Alex’s family and kidnaps Alex. Hiding from the killer, Marie tries to rescue Alex. She ends up locked in the killer’s rusty truck with a bound and gagged Alex. A stop at a convenience store leads to more cat-and-mouse shenanigans and more bloody twists.

The middle part of this thriller contains some fine suspense. Regrettably, this part is book ended by much bloody violence. The movie also contains some strong foul language, lewd sexual content, homosexual allusions, and nudity. Although the evil killer is eventually stopped, the edited violence in this movie is still way over the top. Also, the movie implies the murder of a family dog and the murder of a little boy. HIGH TENSION is an easily avoidable, abhorrent entry into the horror genre. The lack of a recognizable movie star will hopefully dampen its financial success in countries outside of France, including the United States.

In Brief:

HIGH TENSION is a dubbed French horror movie. This bloody thriller begins with a young American woman, Alex, bringing home her college friend Marie to her family, who has recently bought an isolated French farmhouse. Their study break is interrupted by a mad killer, who slaughters Alex’s family and kidnaps Alex. Hiding from the killer, Marie tries to rescue Alex. She ends up locked in the killer’s rusty truck with a bound and gagged Alex. A stop at a convenience store leads to more cat-and-mouse shenanigans and more bloody twists.

The middle part of this thriller contains some fine suspense. Regrettably, this part is book ended by much bloody violence. The movie also contains some strong foul language, lewd sexual content, homosexual allusions, and nudity. Although the evil killer is eventually stopped, the edited violence in this movie is still way over the top. Also, the movie implies the murder of a family dog and the murder of a little boy. HIGH TENSION is an abhorrent entry into the horror genre. The lack of a recognizable movie star will hopefully dampen its financial success in countries outside of France, including the United States.