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High Tension (2003)

Haute tension (original title)
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.

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Père Alex
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Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hearts will bleed.


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Rated R for graphic bloody killings, terror, sexual content and language. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€94,685 (Spain) (14 November 2004)

Gross:

$3,681,066 (USA)
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The scenes in the woods were particularly rough for stars Cécile De France and Maïwenn as both were suppose to be bare footed and the weather was quite cold. See more »

Goofs

When Alex takes the shard of broken glass from her foot after climbing out of the car at the end of the film, you hear it is made of plastic from the sound it makes as it hits the ground. See more »

Quotes

Le tueur: You drive a woman crazy. You little slut.
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References Tenebre (1982) See more »

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Pleasantly Surprised. This is a Bloody Good Horror Film.
20 June 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I heard of High Tension before. It came out last summer but for some reason the trailer never really caught my attention enough to go out and see it. I thought the synopsis sounded interesting but I figured this is a movie more suited to be viewed on DVD than in theaters. I rented High Tension one weekend and this movie is the answer to the question many horror fans always ask ... "Where are the bloody horror films?". If you are looking for a bloody interesting horror film. High Tension may be your prescription.

High Tension (Haute Tension) is about a girl name Marie who is coming to stay with her good friend Alex at her parents house. While in the house Marie wakes up to find an unknown man in the house killing the family and kidnapping Alex.

I am pleasantly surprised how good the movie was. And it's a surprise to me considering I am not too found of movies that are dubbed. The movie was filmed in French language and then dubbed for the US with English voice overs. If you rent the DVD. Best bet is to play it with the French audio and English subtitles.

Definitely a must see 9/10


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