Best New French Extremity Movie?

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New French Extremity

  1. Inside (À l'intérieur)

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  2. Martyrs

    6 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Haute Tension

    15 vote(s)
    44.1%
  4. Frontier(s)

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  5. Them (Ils)

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. other

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. vampyr789

    vampyr789 9, 10. Never Sleep Again.

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    I'm slowing starting to watch and buy some of these movies. I've only seen High Tension, and I currently own Martyrs and Inside, haven't seen them yet!
    Which ones do y'all think is the best one?
     
  2. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    While Martyrs didn't scare me, per se, it really got under my skin. I own it, but haven't had the strength to pop it back in my player.
     
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    All three are essential viewing but I would rate them

    High Tension
    Martyrs
    Inside

    Others worth watching (rough order)

    Calvaire (bit of a cheat as it is actually Belgian)
    Prey
    Irreversible
    Sheitan
    Ils
    Mutants

    Don't bother with The Pack
     
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  4. CPT HOOK

    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    High Tension by far. Them was very good as well.

    I thought the other three were boring. Lots of gore and torture, but completely devoid of any tension or scares.
     
  5. Vortex

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    Haute Tension. Worst would be Inside, which is one of the most laughable attempts at a horror film I've seen in a long time.
     
  6. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Martyrs blows them all away.

    I may be in the minority here, but I thought Them (Ils) was boring as hell.
     
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  7. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Martyrs by a mile.
    Inside second, and then High Tension.

    Ils was a little slow for me. Frontier(s) was solid. High Lane (Vertige in French) was a pleasant surprise as well.
     
  8. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Haute Tension, the Martyrs.
     
  9. Ash28M

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    I would rank

    Inside
    Martyrs
    Haute Tension

    as the best three horror films since 2000 and in that order. The other two mentioned are very good as well.
     
  10. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    No pun intended?

    :lol:
     
  11. Hatchetwarrior

    Hatchetwarrior Well-Known Member

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    Martyrs, Inside, and High Tension are the cream of the crop, but Martyrs is by far the most profound and thought provoking of the three.
     
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    Inside first easily, then Martyrs, and finally the ever overrated Haute Tension.
     
  13. Steel76

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    Frontier(s) is the best one for me.
    Kinda like a french Texas Chainsaw, with great suspence, gore and some black comedy :)
     
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    Hell yeah, French Extremity Movies! No one films arms and legs like the French... :rolleyes:

    I like High Tension quite a bit. Out of the others, I've only seen Them and Frontier(s). Didn't care for either.
     
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    Paff Super Moderator

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    Actually, I think the subject title refers to French movies where Farrah Fawcett turns the tables on her would-be rapist.
     
  16. scott71670

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    I just call it red wave cinema.
     
  17. Ash28M

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    Why would someone vote other and not name the movie?
     
  18. russweiss

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    I've seen four of the five titles and chose Martyrs. For me the film slowed a bit during the second half but still is the most vivid in my mind.
     
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    I had to go with Them (Ils) really enjoyed it!
     
  20. thrashard76

    thrashard76 Thrash or be Thrashed

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    Haute Tension
     

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