• High Tension (2005)

High Tension

Release Date: June 10th, 2005

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

A beautiful young Frenchwoman, Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco), travels out to the country to visit her family and brings along her friend Marie (Cécile de France). Soon after they get settled in the secluded home, Alex's parents are brutally attacked by a psychotic truck driver (Philippe Nahon), who proceeds to stalk the two women as well. When the killer kidnaps Alex in his truck, Marie hides in the back to try and rescue her, but the bloodshed is far from over.

Cast: Cécile De France, Maïwenn , Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun, Andrei Finti, Oana Pellea, Marco Claudiu Pascu, Jean-Claude de Goros

Director: Alexandre Aja

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: EuropaCorp, Alexandre Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: House, France, 2000s, Survival, Friend, Murder, Mother, Pursuit, Friendship, Tense, Escape, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    Like all horror films, High Tension builds to a final, sobering flash of chaos that settles all scores. Some viewers will hate Aja's movie for its end-game reveal; others will love it for the very same reason. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    That outrageous third-act reveal proves to be a major deal-breaker. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    A chainsaw-cut above recent entries in the genre: a pure, unapologetic, unironic homage to the likes of "Friday the 13th" that respectfully salutes all the old shtick. show more

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