Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 18 "favorite foreign horror" of the 30 day horror challenge

High Tension
Before director Alexandre Aja got behind the camera on the very popular “The Hills Have Eyes”and “Piranha” remakes, he co wrote and directed my favorite foreign horror film of all time “High Tension”. High Tension or also known by it’s French title of “Haute Tension”, is a savagely brutal film that came out in 2003.

Any film that starts off with a man giving himself oral sex using a woman’s decapitated head gets my attention immediately. The film is about two college girls Marie and Alex. The two girls travel to Alex’s parents country home to relax and take time to study for school. Late at night after the girls arrival, a psycho in overalls and a trucker hat shows up to terrorize anyone who gets in his way. This killer uses any weapon he can to kill and torture his victims. One unlucky victim gets their head taken off by force with a wooden piece of furniture. There is little to no time for the audience to catch their breath, this film is a relentless bloodbath. It’s a bit of a cat and mouse game. Marie desperately attempts to rescue her friend, while the killer tries to take out Marie once and for all. The film has a twist ending that is beyond surprising, leaving it’s audiences nerves racing. I vividly remember the first time I saw this film. It had me up at 3 o’clock in the morning, with my mind playing tricks on me. This is certainly not a film for anyone with a weak stomach. High Tension is terrifying, insanely gory, and will leave your heart beating rapidly in your chest. I tip my hat to you Mr. Alexandre Aja, you outdid yourself with this horror classic.

So which film would you have picked? take part, the rules are below, or you can check out the Facebook fan page and interact with everyone else that's taking part by visiting:!/pages/30-Day-Horror-Challenge-by-Big-Daddy-Horror-Reviews/198282733537709?sk=info

Or feel free to start your own blog posts on your site! (You can start on day one or you can feel free to join me on day we are currently at). Or just feel free to leave us a little comment so we know which film made the cut for you! The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can't pick the same horror film more then once. So once you pick say The Exorcist for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can't repick it again for any other day what so ever including favorite horror film. And for once, I am opening up the comments section so that, yes, you can comment each day along with me on your favorite picks! So let's get to it! This is the 30 Day Horror Film Challenge! 

Day 01 - A horror film that no one would expect you to love, but you do
Day 02 - The horror film that you relate most to
Day 03 - Your favorite slasher
Day 04 - Your favorite werewolf film
Day 05 - Your favorite monster movie
Day 06 - Your favorite vampire movie
Day 07 - Your favorite supernatural horror film
Day 08 - Your favorite anthology
Day 09 - Your favorite exploitation / grind house type film
Day 10 - Your favorite psychological horror film
Day 11 - Your favorite science fiction horror film
Day 12 - Your favorite horror film involving the occult
Day 13 - Your favorite horror comedy
Day 14 - Your favorite zombie film
Day 15 - Your favorite horror film involving serial killers
Day 16 - Your favorite childhood themed horror film
Day 17 - Your favorite horror film remake
Day 18 - Your favorite foreign horror film (outside of your country of origin)
Day 19 - Your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell or Satanism
Day 20 - Your favorite horror film involving a killer animal
Day 21 - Your favorite medical horror film
Day 22 - Your favorite horror themed TV show
Day 23 - Your favorite made for TV horror film
Day 24 - Horror film in which you prefer the edited version over the director's cut
Day 25 - A horror film that you used to hate, but now like
Day 26 - Your favorite horror film to watch as a child
Day 27 - Your favorite guilty pleasure
Day 28 - Your favorite horror film that no one's ever heard of
Day 29 - Your least favorite horror film of all time
Day 30 - Your favorite horror film of all time

-Jeremy Morehead


Life Between Frames said...

I went with a recent French film for this category as well.

My picks for days 13-18:

Mister Bones said...

Wish I had gotten in on this when it started! I loved Haute Tension all the way up to the end, I didn't like the twist.

As for my favorite foreign horror, that would be almost impossible to choose just one, but I will say that Australia's "The Loved Ones" is hands down the best I've seen in a looong time.

The Scream Queen said...

I love High Tension as well, but I had to go with Martyrs on this one: