It’s a killer thriller.
A haunting mystery, carefully hidden inside a gore-riffic slash-fest, it hits like a concrete saw to the guts, and is unapologetic about hurting your feelings.
Director Alexandre Aja tracks a pair of young women as they try and stay one step ahead of a nasty serial killer who’s painting the countryside red.
A key part of the “New French Extremity,” — a wave of Gallic barf-fest films which splattered across screens in the early 2000’s — Haute Tension is not for the easily queasy.
Love it or hate it, though, you have to admit it packs a wallop.