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Haute Tension 18 rating

Alexandre Aja defined a new breed of horror by bringing the American slasher format into French cinema.

Horror 2003 93 mins

Director: Alexandre Aja


A ridiculously violent slasher with a controversial twist, Haute Tension (aka Switchblade Romance) marked the New French Extremity’s pivot into pure horror, taking American influences and raising the terror not one, but several dozen notches. Marie (de France) and Alexia (Maïwenn), two besties taking a trip to a secluded cabin in the woods, are attacked relentlessly by a beastly killer.