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post #1 of 19
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Frontières another great horror/gore flix from the French. Take "La Haine", "Sheitan", "The Descent", "Psycho", "Hostel", "Haute tension", "The Texax Chainsaw Massacre", "The Hills Have Eyes" and "À l'intérieur", throw in some shake it all up, stir well, place in oven preheated to 1000 degrees and cook for 108 minutes and you have "Frontières".

If you liked any of the above mentioned movies you probably will like "Frontières".

A great roller coaster ride, an intense and visceral experience! IMHO better than any of the recent Horrorfest 2007 movies but not quite as good as "À l'intérieur".

Plot Summary from IMDB: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.

From Anton Bitel at Film4Home:
Frontier(s) is a bludgeoning, bloody trawl through the cliches of survival horror, with a strong contemporary political subtext - and as with any good barbecue, there is plenty of red sauce, and absolutely nothing has been left underdone.


Reel Film Review

Bloody Disgusting review

A must see for survival/horror/gore fans! Hopefully this will get a Blu Ray release also.

Std DVD release date of 13 May 08 and available for pre-order now at TLAVideo and the sites listed below.

DVD Empire

CD Universe

Amazon.com
post #2 of 19
Thanx for the recommendation, Airboss.
Loved Haute Tension BTW.
post #3 of 19
this disc fell into my hands this morning. super stoked to watch it.

I finally got to see "Inside" over the weekend. France is on a roll!
post #4 of 19
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this disc fell into my hands this morning. super stoked to watch it.

I finally got to see "Inside" over the weekend. France is on a roll!

Post your take on it. I throughly enjoyed it, but of the two "Inside" is my favorite.

Agree, France is definitely on a roll.
post #5 of 19
a quick recap:

I really liked Inside. Some of the gore, the baby, and the one cop bordered on campy for me. I was on the edge of my seat most of the movie. Loved the villain! The sound effects and score (?) were freaking awesome, the 5.1 surround was great. Lots of crazy electronic sounds. Kind of reminded me of Haute Tension but this was much more intense. VERY enjoyable! I give it a solid "B". Heck maybe a B+!


Frontiers: this is the type of movie I would normally bash. Nothing fresh here. It was predictable and added nothing noteworthy to the genre. It's basically a French version of the ultimate "Rob Zombie rips off /pays homage to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

WHY DID I LIKE IT? I HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!! Enjoyed this movie I did! I wanted more and it kept giving. Cinematography was great, very stylish. Was great to look at and had some of the best gore efx I've seen in a long time. The pacing was in 6th gear for most of the movie. Frontiers is buckets of fun! "B-"

Airboss I will definitely be keeping an eye on your recommendations. I like your taste.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by wizzack View Post

a quick recap:

I really liked Inside. Some of the gore, the baby, and the one cop bordered on campy for me. I was on the edge of my seat most of the movie. Loved the villain! The sound effects and score (?) were freaking awesome, the 5.1 surround was great. Lots of crazy electronic sounds. Kind of reminded me of Haute Tension but this was much more intense. VERY enjoyable! I give it a solid "B". Heck maybe a B+!


Frontiers: this is the type of movie I would normally bash. Nothing fresh here. It was predictable and added nothing noteworthy to the genre. It's basically a French version of the ultimate "Rob Zombie rips off /pays homage to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

WHY DID I LIKE IT? I HAVE NO IDEA!!!!!!! Enjoyed this movie I did! I wanted more and it kept giving. Cinematography was great, very stylish. Was great to look at and had some of the best gore efx I've seen in a long time. The pacing was in 6th gear for most of the movie. Frontiers is buckets of fun! "B-"

Airboss I will definitely be keeping an eye on your recommendations. I like your taste.

wizzark, you should check out this thread, it contains some great recommendations for several AVS members; some really good stuff.

Also, if you have not seen the thread on "Carver", check it out.
post #7 of 19
This movie got an "8" rating on UHM! it's rare to see anything above a "6", so as soon as it hits P-town I'm all over it. It looks to be another movie of the After Dark Horrorfest and since I wasn't too impressed with the new ones, I can't wait to see this one.
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This movie got an "8" rating on UHM! it's rare to see anything above a "6", so as soon as it hits P-town I'm all over it. It looks to be another movie of the After Dark Horrorfest and since I wasn't too impressed with the new ones, I can't wait to see this one.

Chewbacco, much better than any of the After Dark Horrofest 2007 movies, you won't be disappointed!
post #9 of 19
Umm wow, walked into this not not knowing anything other then Airboss said I would like it.

I did enjoy it but it was very over the top! So if you are faint of heart don't look
post #10 of 19
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Umm wow, walked into this not not knowing anything other then Airboss said I would like it.

I did enjoy it but it was very over the top! So if you are faint of heart don't look

Sorry if it caught you off guard Wytchone, I thought the first line of my initial post pretty much served as a warning (that is unless you haven't seen the movies listed):

"Frontières another great horror/gore flix from the French. Take "La Haine", "Sheitan", "The Descent", "Psycho", "Hostel", "Haute tension", "The Texax Chainsaw Massacre", "The Hills Have Eyes" and "À l'intérieur", throw in some

shake it all up, stir well, place in oven preheated to 1000 degrees and cook for 108 minutes and you have "Frontières"."


Glad you like it though, and as you said - It is not for the faint of heart!
post #11 of 19
Hey no worries I enjoyed it! What caught me off guard was the netflix rating of NR, when I looked the movie up on IMDB its listed as NC-17. I THINK these was my first NC-17 horror movie, and im glad it was good to boot.
post #12 of 19
Just an fyi for any comcast customers this movie is free right now in HD through FearNet on comcast. I started watching it last night but it was too late and I dozzed off. I plan to finish it tonight.
post #13 of 19
What a coincidence
I just saw this flapping around comcast vod last night.........Wow what a movie
post #14 of 19
I did not like this movie at all there were a couple of good scenes but overall it was just a lame plot that felt it had borrowed 99% of the movie from others that were done better. The lead actress was seriously annoying and I got so tired of her goofy body movement (that was supposed to be trauma/shock but looked like a doper at rave) I just wanted her to die. Probably a little harsh but I guess I just had elevated expectations for this one. Kudos to whoever did the previews because they made it look much better than it was IMO.
post #15 of 19
Just finished watching this movie. I was hooked from beginning to end!
post #16 of 19
Great movie! Thanks for the recommendation.
post #17 of 19
Frontiers and Inside are both fantastics, instant classics of horror and gore for me.
post #18 of 19
Managed to make it through Frontiers.

This movie intrigued me right off the bat by starting with (as its background) current French racial problems.
And it held up reasonably well through the the first 1/3 of the film.
Unfortunately, the middle third flashed Hostel to my mind.
The third act brought on memories of Haute Tension (a much better film BTW).

This isn't a bad effort, but it is derivative.
It is a shame...the original thought had the potential for a better film.

And one more thing, the black/red syrupy blood thingy is no longer novel, it has been DONE ad nauseum...sooooo, stop fnching doing it already!
Geez, come up with something NEW!
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Managed to make it through Frontiers.

This movie intrigued me right off the bat by starting with (as its background) current French racial problems.
And it held up reasonably well through the the first 1/3 of the film.
Unfortunately, the middle third flashed Hostel to my mind.
The third act brought on memories of Haute Tension (a much better film BTW).

Sorry you did not like this one oink but I can see why, it does remind one of several previous films (as I mentioned in the original post).


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And one more thing, the black/red syrupy blood thingy is no longer novel, it has been DONE ad nauseum...sooooo, stop fnching doing it already!
Geez, come up with something NEW!

Keep in mind 'Frontières' is 2 years old so while the black/red syrupy blood thingy is now novel it wasn't quite so abundant when Frontières was made.
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