High Tension: Myk’s Review


It is a real shame that this film was so overlooked. High Tension was one of the best psychological thrillers of 2005, and had some excellent gore scene’s to boot. American’s just didn’t buy into it for some reason. The story happens on a French farm for the most part. Two college friends go there on a break from school to study, the farm belongs to the family of Alexia (Maiwenn). As the friends travel to their destination, they are unknowingly crossing paths with a serial killer who is doing some really rancid things with his victims. After settling in with Alex’s parents, Marie and Alex get down to a little relaxation. That is until The Killer shows up at the house and goes buck wild. Everyone in the house is slaughtered and Alex is taken hostage. Marie jumps in the back of the van to try and save her friend. It is a race against time, whether it be a double murder or The Killer getting caught. The DVD features the American theatrical release, as well as the original uncut French version. It is also packed with extra’s including an intro by the writers, an audio commentary, three different making of documentaries and selected scenes with audio commentary from the stars. A film this good should be seen by all horror fans and now that you can see it for a $4 rental or buy it for $15. There is no excuse. If Freddy vs Jason can do like $50 million you all should be ashamed of yourselves. (Lion’s Gate, 2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404) – Myk.