Saturday, September 4, 2010
High Tension is on sale this week for $7.99 on Blu-Ray which is obviously incredible. I picked it up and spent an awesome afternoon with my couch and wine, revisiting this badass flick.
Alex and Marie are college students taking a break from partying and debauchery to focus on their studies with a vacation at Alex's parents' house in the country. Although Alex seems to be quite promiscuous, Marie seems uninterested in boys. In fact, you might say she leans more towards women. Unrequited lesbian love is a common theme in French horror, and we see Marie watch Alex shower and then spend some "alone time" thinking about it.
Everything seems to be going swimmingly until an old truck pulls up to the house. The creepy driver immediately kicks off a bloodbath, and kidnaps the two girls. Dude cruises through the south of France killing people as the girls try to escape. The twist to this movie is pretty freakin' awesome and the last scene will be burned in your memory for a while.
I would say that the problem with this movie, as with many French horror flicks, is that you never get to see it for the first time again. Once you know the twist, you look at it in a whole different way. This is definitely not my favorite French horror movie, but it made its mark are really being the first bloody French flick to go mainstream.