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Two female college students, Marie and Alexa, set off to Alex's parents' secluded homestead in the country to relax and study. Come nightfall, Hell pulls up at the front door when a mysterious killer breaks in and kills Alexa's father, mother, brother, and pet dog. Alex is now bound and gagged, taken off by the killer, with Marie not far behind eluding the intruder. Can she save her friend's life in time, or is everything all that it seems...?
Hearts will bleed.
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Title: Haute Tension
Release Date: January 17, 2004
Runtime: 91 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Languages: French, English, Italian
Sound: DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With H
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for graphic bloody killings, terror, sexual content and language. (edited version); Rated NC-17 for strong graphic violence.
Cecile De France ...Marie
Maiwenn Le Besco ...Alexia (as Maiwenn)
Philippe Nahon ...Le tueur / The Killer
Franck Khalfoun ...Jimmy
Andrei Finti ...Alex's Father
Oana Pellea ...Alex's Mother
Marco Claudiu Pascu ...Tom
Jean Claude de Goros ...Police Captain
Bogdan Uritescu ...Gendarme
Gabriel Spahiu ...Homme voiture / Man in car
Haute Tension Horror Film Trailer 1
Haute Tension Horror Film Trailer 2
Haute Tension Horror Film Trailer 3
"SarÓ PerchÚ Ti Amo"
"A toutes les filles"
More Movie Taglines:
- Le tueur: You drive a woman crazy. You little slut.
Le tueur: You can't escape from me, bitch!
[repeated line] Marie: I won't let anyone come between us any more.
Alexia: The problem is, he's got a girlfriend he doesn't want to split up with. Marie: Why are you so interested, then? Alexia: Someone who's taken must be worth it. I'm skeptical of single guys.
- CÚcile De France trained with a Thai boxer to get in shape for her physically demanding role.
The overalls that the killer is wearing the whole time say "Aja & Freres" on the back. The director's name is Alexandre Aja.
Director Cameo: [Alexandre Aja] Alex's Father's legs.
The headphones of Marie's personal stereo are Bang & Olufsen A8 headphones.
According to director Alexandre Aja four different locations were used for Alexia's house, but the set dressing and editing was clever enough to make it appear to be one location.
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Rating: 7.8 out of 10.0 - 61 votes cast total