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High Tension (2003)
"Haute tension" (original title)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  10 June 2005 (USA)
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Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa's parents' country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway.

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Storyline

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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friend | farmhouse | student | chase | maniac | See more »

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Hearts will bleed.

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated NC-17 for strong graphic violence | See all certifications »

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10 June 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,328 (Chile) (15 September 2006)

Gross:

$30,781 (Chile) (22 September 2006)
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Alexandre Aja:  Alex's Father's legs. See more »

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The dog disappears from shot after it has been killed. See more »

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Le tueur: You drive a woman crazy. You little slut.
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References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

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For Those Who Didn't get the Ending
24 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The ending is actually very simple, here these should help explain it:

NEITHER OF THESE TWO COMMENTS BELOW ARE WRITTEN BY ME :

1: The movie started in the hospital....the rest was her already in the hospital replaying the events that happened in her head the way she saw them in her obviously f*****d up mind. WRITTEN BY MSHULMAN5 ON "ARROW IN THE HEAD"

2: Marie is telling her side of the story. She is the central character and her alter ego is the man in the truck. Everything that has to do with the man in the truck is Marie's imagination. Marie is messed up in the head and is trying to justify what has happened by injecting a second character. Every part of the movie that is taking place with the man has never taken place because it was all done by Marie to begin with and she is placing a second person where one never existed. With that in mind watch High Tension again (the uncut version please) and this time you be watching it not as a movie about a male serial killer but as a movie about a female killer with multiple personalities. WRITTEN BY UNKNOWN ON "BEST-HORROR-MOVIES.COM"

There I hope that will clear things up for some people, I thought the end was rather simple and clever, people are over thinking it.


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