High Tension (Haute Tension)
Director: Alexandre Aja Run Time: 91 min. Format: Digital Rating: NC17 Release Year: 2003 Language: French with English Subtitles
Starring: Cécile De France, Franck Khalfoun, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon
An idyllic weekend of peace and quiet turns deadly for two college friends in HIGH TENSION.
A throwback to the grittiness of horror films from the 1970s, Alexandre Aja’s High Tension (Haute Tension) shows two best friends, Marie and Alex, who arrive at the country home of Alex’s parents for a quiet weekend of studying. And it all starts off very nicely until a homicidal delivery man (Phillippe Nahon from Gasper Noe film fame) arrives killing everyone, kidnapping Alex but unable to find the hidden Marie. What ensues next is a tense and extremely brutal game of cat-and-mouse in real splatter-style with an incredible twist ending that will undoubtedly shock you.
Part of Nitehawk’s FINAL GIRL October program.