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High Tension (Switchblade Romance) Reviews

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July 2, 2009
Gory European gothic horror doesn't come any grittier and weirder than it does when a couple of would-be lesbian college girlfriends retreat to a weekend at the secluded farmhouse of one of their parents to study for their final exams.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 29, 2009
Disturbing, demented, gory and one of the best horror films I've seen in a while...
June 18, 2008
The last three fourths of this film are basically like the last five minutes of Halloween -- total fear and total suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 17, 2007
Haute Tension is like a French art-house essay on slasher-movie cliches, and as such is good nasty fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2007
In its best moments, the film is reminiscent of such seminal slasher pictures as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.
January 30, 2006
It's a movie that needs to be seen by all horror fans because it serves as a reminder of just how good a "slasher film" can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 4, 2005
Haute bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 12, 2005
The French slasher High Tension definitely lives up to the promise of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2005
Nasty, ghastly French slasher flick's gut-churning tension is undermined by a head-scratching plot turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 14, 2005
Aja takes the strongest elements from countless influences and weaves them together... While this is a slightly derivative tactic, it never feels weighted in unoriginality...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2005
Finally! Finally we have a horror movie released in 2005 that is worth watching!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 10, 2005
You have to give it to the filmmakers for their contempt of convention: no foreplay, no teasing, no steady buildup of dread, just a knock on the door and the slaughterer is there.
June 10, 2005
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
An alternately shocking, creepy and fiendishly suspenseful ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2005
You will be terrified or disgusted or both, which is exactly the way it was back in the day.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2005
A French slasher film that strives to be the slasher film to end all slasher films -- and comes close to succeeding.
Read More | Original Score: C+
June 10, 2005
[A] shocking, provocative, unforgettable movie about how women are too often overlooked, ignored, underestimated, and misunderstood...
June 10, 2005
Is there such a thing as 'art-house gore'? Why yes...there is.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 10, 2005
The movie resists granting moral or visceral space.
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