High Tension Poster Online

The one sheet for the upcoming Lions Gate film "High Tension" is now online and I have to say that I'm not to impressed with it.  It's a decent poster, but it's far from translating to the viewing the tension, horror and balls out terror you will expreience when you see this film - nope, far from it. 

This film is suppose to have a NC-17 rating when it hits the theaters and we have a "G" rated poster.. come on guys - hard core this thing up a bit.  Granted this is the first poster (and hopefully more will come) but they're not off to a good start in my book.

I want you to take a look at the poster for the same film (it was released in France last year).  Compare to two and tell me I'm not right.  Now horror fans, which poster make you want to run out and see this film - I'm sure it's an easy guess.

Two female students, Marie and Alex, set off to Alex's parent's secluded homestead in the country to relax and study. Come nightfall, Hell pulls up at the front door. Alex is now bound and gagged, taken off, with Marie alluding the intruder. Can she save her friend's life in time? Or is everything all that it seems...

Two college girls take a trip out to their parents house in the middle of nowhere for a week of nothing but studying. No boys, no parties, just book work so they can make it through the rest of college and get on with their lives.

Marie and her best friend Alex are visiting Alex's family homestead in the secluded countryside. In a terrifying and unprovoked attack, Alex's entire family is murdered, and she finds herself hog-tied in the back of the killers van. Marie witnesses the carnage while avoiding the killers detection. Now she is the only one that can save Alex.

What follows is Marie's attempts to rescue her friend from the madman's clutches, and try and kill the bastard before he can destroy anyone else's lives. It's simple, straightforward tension (oddly, the French title translates in English to "High Voltage", I'm not too sure why) and it's done with skill and grace. The grainy, dark quality to it has nothing to do with a bad DVD transfer, this is the way it was shot…to make you feel dirty.

Possibly one of the most appropriate film titles of all time, High Tension doesn't fail to deliver exactly that.

Source: Official Site

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