Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
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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
This film had everything it needed to be a great horror film: good directing, fine performances, an excellent score, beautiful photography, truly scary situations and some impressive make-up fx. Also worth mentioning, it got some great reviews promoting it. So what happened? Well, what usually happens with far too many horror films; the ending did not match up to the rest of the movie.
This film proves just how vital it is to have a good ending. Those final moments are what most viewers are going to remember most. Haute Tension's last five minutes ruined an almost perfect tension-filled set up. It was upsetting.
If bloody violence and gory fx rate higher than plot and good story telling, then this film is for you. Everyone else, I recommend shutting this film off at five minutes before the final running time; it becomes a much better movie by doing so. I wish the film makers realized this during the editing process.
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