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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 | maniac | exam | 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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The overalls that the killer is wearing the whole time say "Aja & Freres" on the back. The director's name is Alexandre Aja. See more »

Goofs

The killer takes the ax out of the gas station clerk, so he had to have flipped him over to do so. So it makes sense why the clerk is on his back in a later scene. See more »

Quotes

Le tueur: You can't escape from me, bitch!
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References Jeepers Creepers (2001) See more »

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Runaway Girl
by U. Roy
(U. Beckford / T. Robinson)
Excerpt from the album Dread in Babylon
1975 by EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
By permission from Editions EMI Virgin Music Publishing France
All rights reserved worldwide
(p) 1975 Virgin Records Ltd
By kind permission of EMI Music France / Label Virgin
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Pleasantly Surprised. This is a Bloody Good Horror Film.
20 June 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I heard of High Tension before. It came out last summer but for some reason the trailer never really caught my attention enough to go out and see it. I thought the synopsis sounded interesting but I figured this is a movie more suited to be viewed on DVD than in theaters. I rented High Tension one weekend and this movie is the answer to the question many horror fans always ask ... "Where are the bloody horror films?". If you are looking for a bloody interesting horror film. High Tension may be your prescription.

High Tension (Haute Tension) is about a girl name Marie who is coming to stay with her good friend Alex at her parents house. While in the house Marie wakes up to find an unknown man in the house killing the family and kidnapping Alex.

I am pleasantly surprised how good the movie was. And it's a surprise to me considering I am not too found of movies that are dubbed. The movie was filmed in French language and then dubbed for the US with English voice overs. If you rent the DVD. Best bet is to play it with the French audio and English subtitles.

Definitely a must see 9/10


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