Written by: moviemaven
Well it looks like the French have done it again. What can I say? I dig the brutality they have been putting out.
Frontiers may not be as psychological as Them or as vicious as Inside, but it has its own brand of smackdown.
Coming across like the bastard child of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they take the basic outline of psychotic creeps devouring unsuspecting travelers and kick it up a notch. And just like its predecessor, it has more to say than "come check out the gore."
Frontiers begins in riot-torn Paris as the new French president is elected. To quote one of the ill-fated characters, "[they] now have [their] George Bush." But an extreme right government is the least of their worries at the time.
A group of friends are heading to Holland after a hefty haul during the riots and pick the wrong place to spend the night. They end up face to face with things they could never imagine in their wildest nightmares including a band of nasty neo-nazis who are attempting to rebuild the regime...rather unconventionally.
There is plenty of gore to go around so splatter fans won't feel slighted, but what I love is the dose of political upheaval thrown in just the way Hooper would have done. After all anyone can throw entrails at you, but the talent lies in throwing a message along with the goo.
If you, like me, have enjoyed this latest crop of films from the French, don't miss Frontiers. And if you are a fan of TCM, it will feel like taking a vacation abroad. Apparently some things translate rather well.
I found myself wondering exactly how long it would be before I grow tired of the storyline involving twisted inbreds and humans gnoshing on humans. The answer is a resounding NEVER...as long as they keep doing it like this.