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Haute Tension

2003 / d. Alexandre Aja
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An unrelenting and savage piece of horror filmmaking which grabbed the attention of filmgoers worldwide and solidified Alexandre Aja as one of the most promising modern-day horror filmmakers. True to its name, HIGH TENSION moves you to the edge of your seat and holds you there for the duration of the picture, as we follow a young woman (Marie) as she struggles to save her abducted friend from the sadistic whims of a vicious and deranged killer. See it UNCUT to really appreciate the graphic and cringe-worthy special effects, but savour it for director Aja’s sheer brilliance at building and maintaining tension. Highly recommended; this one remains a personal favourite even after several viewings.

Co-editor of The Blood Theatre, Matthew T. is also an artist who plays a mean piano and enjoys preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

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