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New French Extremity – French Extreme Films

Originating from that which is deemed “transgressive” or offensive, this new wave of extreme films does so under the origins of French film makers. Arriving from that, these films have fallen under the modern categorization of what some call “French Extreme” or “New French Extremity“. Not unlike certain modern horror films which take things to the next level, “French Extreme” …

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Film Review: Them (ILS) (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Late one night, Lucas (Michaël Cohen) and Clémentine (Olivia Bonamy) encounter strange events in their remote country home. It starts with prank calls and strange noises, but when the power is cut off and their car disappears, the terrified couple is trapped by the unseen force. Is it simply kids from the school where Clémentine teaches, …

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Film Review: Calvaire (aka The Ordeal) (2004)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: In this brutal, bloody shocker that’s invited comparison to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Straw Dogs, struggling singer Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is working the wedding circuit in Belgium when his car breaks down in the sticks. He’s taken in by a kindly innkeeper (Jackie Berroyer) who, at first, seems eager to please but later reveals himself …

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Film Review: Frontier(s) (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: 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. REVIEW: The fact that 2007’s Frontier(s) is director Xavier Gens’ first full length movie is impressive, not only in its high quality, but also its far-reaching story that manages to explore …

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Film Review: Baise Moi (2000)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Not for the faint-hearted. Baise-Moi, literally translated as ‘Fuck Me’, defies categories – it features p*rnographic sex scenes & violent shootings, but it won’t fit anyone’s definition of an erotic thriller. After separately committing murders, two French women (Karen Lancaume & Raffaëla Anderson) join together in a spree of crime & sex. Because both have endured …

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Film Review: Haute Tension (High Tension) (2003)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two college friends, Marie and Alexa, encounter loads of trouble (and blood) while on vacation at Alexa’s parents’ country home when a mysterious killer invades their quiet getaway. REVIEW: As the name implies, High Tension (2003) is certainly not a misnomer. It is a terrifyingly suspenseful film and absolutely one of the best to come out …

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Film Review: Sombre (1998)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Serial murderer Jean (Marc Barbé) preys on prostitutes, prowling the backwoods of France for his helpless victims. He meets Claire (Elina Löwensohn) and her sister Christine (Géraldine Voillat) when they hitch a ride after their car breaks down. It doesn’t take long for the women to realize that there’s a madman behind the wheel. Philippe Grandrieux …

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Film Review: Inside (À l’intérieur) (2007)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Four months after her husband’s tragic death, Sarah (Alysson Paradis) prepares to head to the hospital to deliver her miracle baby. But what should be a blessed Christmas Eve event turns terrifying when a crazed woman (Béatrice Dalle) arrives at her home intent on taking Sarah’s baby. Taking up whatever sharp implement at hand, the psychotic …

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Film Review: Martyrs (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A young woman’s quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. REVIEW: We’ve been through this before. A film comes along that gets talked about, featured and …

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Film Review: Enter The Void (2009)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Do you ever wonder what exactly does happen to you after you shudder off this mortal coil? You probably aren’t alone; in fact Gaspar Noe has a very beautiful and twisted vision of what happens to one after they die…. allow him to show you. REVIEW: Year: 2010 Directed by: Gaspar Noe Starring: Nathaniel Brown, Paz …

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Film Review: Irreversible (2002)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: This French thriller chronicles the unspeakable horror of rape and the aftermath of revenge. When a woman is brutally violated, her angered boyfriend and ex-boyfriend team up to track down the rapist and take justice into their own hands. Albert Dupontel, Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci star, and Gaspar Noé (I Stand Alone) directs. Nominated for the …

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