Two female college students, Marie and Alexa, set off to Alex’s parents’ secluded homestead in the country to relax and study. Come nightfall, Hell pulls up at the front door when a mysterious killer breaks in and kills Alexa’s father, mother, brother, and pet dog. Alex is now bound and gagged, taken off by the killer, with Marie not far behind eluding the intruder. Can she save her friend’s life in time, or is everything all that it seems…?
Alexandre Aja (born 7 August 1978) is a French film director who rose to international stardom for his 2003 horror film Haute Tension (known as High Tension in the US, and known as Switchblade Romance in the UK).
Aja was born in Paris, France. His real name is Alexandre Jouan-Arcady and his pseudonymous surname is formed of the 3 first letters of his full name. He is the son of French pied-noir director Alexandre Arcady and French cinema critic Marie-Jo Jouan. Aja is Jewish and his wife is Moroccan filmmaker Laïla Marrakchi.
He made his directorial debut at the age of eighteen with the short film Over The Rainbow, which received a Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm Award nomination for best short film. In 1999 he directed Furia, a movie based on Julio Cortázar’s short story Graffiti. From Furia and his next features, he frequently works with Grégory Levasseur as writers. Such as in The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, P2, and Piranha 3-D. Levasseur also made his works as production… read more
Sceneggiatura praticamente assente ma il film è un divertente omaggio agli slasher anni '70 e quello che conta è la qualità degli effetti (realizzati in maniera ottima) e la tensione sempre presente. Alla fine prova il colpo di coda, che riesce a metà perché, pur aprendo qualche sottesto interessante, solleva troppe questioni sulla effettiva plausibilità del tutto. Comunque sufficiente, si lascia guardare e diverte.