Haute Tension (2003) VS Maniac (1980)

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, Oct 16, 2008.

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Slasher Battle

  1. Haute Tension (2003)

    36.5%
  2. Maniac (1980)

    63.5%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Another old VS new, this time a Slasher battle. William Lustig's Maniac VS Alexandre Ajas Haute Tension. Pick your Winner.
     
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    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    Maniac, no contest.
     
  3. Harry Warden

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    Maniac..a personal favorite.
     
  4. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

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    Maniac. I do like Haute Tension, but cmon now.
     
  5. Cujo108

    Cujo108 Guest

    Haute Tension. I like Maniac, but it's never been close to a favorite.
     
  6. onebyone

    onebyone Guest

    Haute Tension for me thanks.

    No matter how many times people tell me Maniac is a classic, it still comes across as silly to me. I like it mind you, but not for the reasons I think I am supposed to.
     
  7. old-boo-radley

    old-boo-radley They stay the same age...

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    High Tension, I have no idea why people like Maniac so much. I found it boring and rather uneventful. The ending just didn't sit right with me, either. When that stuff is done in a flick like Don't Go in the House, it's one thing because it doesn't have much of a rep. But, a widely spouted slash classic like Maniac? Come on!
     
  8. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Same. HC wins.
     
  9. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    MANIAC without a doubt. I truly enjoyed HT, but MANIAC's gritty, early 80s vibe makes me so giddy and happy! :) What was the motivation behind pitting these two films, by the way? I'm curious.
     
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    Maniac.
     
  12. MorallySound

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    Maniac. The best slasher film ever made.
     
  13. Ash28M

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    I guess Maniac is the film I most think of when I think of Haute Tension. Aja also said it was one of the influences when he directed the film. The washroom scene is obviously a homage.
     
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    Maniac by a mile.
     
  16. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Maniac easily.
     
  17. shithead

    shithead Death By Ejaculation

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    Maniac is the greatest slasher film ever made.

    Haute Tension's retarded and unneeded twist ending almost ruined the entire movie for me.
     
  18. geeare

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    I loved High Tension but you just can't compare it to Maniac which gets my vote.
     
  19. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Maniac. Seriously overrated but stylistically it worked. Haute Tension had shit for style, shit for plot, shit for effect. It was shit.
     
  20. x666x

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    Oh come on. Slashers came a long way. Haute Tension is proof of that. No contest. I grew up in the 80's also, but HT beats most of what came out that era. Now I want to watch it again.
     

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