High Tension (2003) movie poster

(2003) dir. Alexandre Aja
viewed: 12/13/2005

Gory, gritty French psycho killer movie. It’s visceral qualities (the oldest pun in the book, I guess, not intended) certainly take it some distance. Cécile De France, the short-haired blonde lead, is a compelling presence in the film. I get a sense that there is some feminist bent to the narrative, with her tough butch-ness, and perhaps even in the film’s final twists which I won’t detail here. I don’t have more to say about it, but I think it could be interestingly analyzed in the context of the “splatter” genre.

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