I totally agree w/ your title Jayf..
I just received my copy last week and i was planning to open thread about it but i'm glad you did..26 years old new young master Alexandre Aja gave new taste to gore horror movies with his latests "delicatessen"
Here is some review about it and it might be some spolier:
Alex and Marie are on their way to Alex family who lives
in the country. They settle in and go to bed but before
everyone has even had a chance to go to sleep, an uninvited
guest arrives at the door. Slaughtering Alex family and
taking her as a hostage, Marie has to try to save her
friend... before it's too late.
Finally a new slasher that really lives up to the name
slasher. Taking about ten minutes of the beginning of the
movie to introduce the characters leaves a whole lot of
running time left filled with gore, screams, violence and
more gore. Though these characters didn't need a whole
lot of introducing as you grew to like them even more
during the movie. It's safe to say that this movie didn't
depend on dialogues and I could easily have watched this
movie without subtitles since the dialogue isn't very
necessary for the movie.
The thing about this movie is that there are a whole lot
of negative things about it, for example, the twists at
the end are really bad. What makes this movie so interesting
is, well first of all the gore obviously, but also the
suspense which will have you at the edge of your seat
shouting "Hurry up! Hurry up!". When a movie gets great
reviews and has a very big hype about it, you can do
nothing but expect the worst and so I did. And I really
thank Alexandre Aja for bringing us this piece of art.
Haute Tension really is a brilliant movie with a simple
story and lots of suspense. I think that some people
might hate this just because it's so brutal and violent
but true horrorfans will really love this one. This is
one movie that did live up to its hype so go see it as
soon as you get the chance.
We begin with a gory severed head being thrown on the
ground and from here on we get gory slashings and slittings,
bloodsplatter everywhere and a nice beheading. This movie
has enough gore to satisfy any gorehound.
It's obvious that this movie was made for the younger
audience as almost the entire score is filled with new
and often French pop music, though we do get a reggae
track in here aswell. The background music is so and so,
it seems that it was meant to be an artsy movie since
the background music doesn't create the panic atmosphere
that I was hoping for. Though that's the only complaint
I've got about the soundtrack.
It's gory, it's violent, it's brutal, it's scary, it's
exactly what we all have been waiting for. So if you're
still one of those who are waiting to see it, buy the
DVD from some online Korean DVD store like I did and
I promise you'll have a great time. Awesome movie
without a doubt.GET ITTTT..