I am still reeling from the real life nightmare that has been the National Election. Although it is finally over, I feel our ordeal as a country is just beginning. Anyway, on with the show.
Today I am talking about the French movie, High Tension. It is a really simple premise that is turned totally insane by the "twist" at the end. This is an example of a horrible twist ending. First, the setup...a college age girl brings her campus friend with her to her family's remote estate during a school holiday. There are some implications (hell it might be outright explicit but I don't recall) that these two are more than just "study buddies." A madman begins stalking the house hold and killing off the family one by one.
So far, so run of the mill. [SPOILER] As the final girl is doing battle with the killer, we in the audience find out that the killer and the final girl are the same person. This revelation makes absolutely no sense as we have seen both the madman and the girl performing separate actions in separate locations at the same time. I don't care how crazy you are you can't be in two places at once. So, a little bit of Fight Club meets Straw Dogs or something. [END SPOILERS]
This is a pretty brutal movie if I remember correctly so I can't really give it a recommendation. Maybe this movie is just for gore hounds who don't care that much about plot.