HAUTE TENSION (switchblade romance) (2003 FRANCE) D/W: ALEXANDRE AJA W: GREGORY LEVASSEUR P: ALEXANDRE ARCADY/ROBERT BENMUSSA
Student Cecile De France drives with her best girl friend to her family`s remote country home to study. A killer (Philippe Nahon) who`s first seen using a severed head for fellatio drives up in his van in the middle of the night and slaughters the family. De France tries to rescue her friend from the psycho without giving herself away. The title translates as "High Tension", which is the perfect way to describe this nailbiting (and gory) horror, one of the better examples of the genre in recent years. Some viewers felt betrayed by an important twist in the tale, and i`ll admit it does leave some plot holes, but it`s so exhilirating that you`ll overlook the minor faults. Recommended. With Gabriel Spahiu and grisly Gianetto De Rossi FX. It was filmed in Romania.

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