Movie: High Tension (Haute tension)
Monster: Mortal crazed killer
The Story, in a nutshell: Two friends, Marie and Alex, travel to Alex’s home for a school break, and the family is terrorized by a serial killer.
Reason it’s awesome: I will state that this movie is not for the faint of heart. This is a French film that has been edited and dubbed for an American audience to be R rated… the original French film has an NC-17 rating here. I remember how shocking the violence level of this film was… my history of horror is sketchy, but I think it was movies like these that really jump started the extreme horror movement in America in the mid 2000’s.
Humor level: 1/5
Violence level: 5/5
Scary level: 4/5