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Old 07-29-2008, 06:30 PM   #21
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Over-hyped French horror movies rule.
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Old 07-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #22
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I will be seeing this at the Toronto Film Fest this year. I can't wait.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:41 AM   #23
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Its another one isn't it, I'll admit I'm looking forward to it but I know it'll be very samey
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:07 PM   #24
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Am I missing a huge list of films somewhere? I wouldn't consider Haute Tension, Frontier(s), Inside and now Martyrs to comprise a wave of over-hyped films. That's four in the past three years.

I didn't see Frontier(s), but really dug Haute Tension (despite the atrocious ending) and enjoyed Inside (although it would've been nice to have a bit more substance to go with the style). Martyrs looks interesting, so I'll probably check it out when I get a chance...

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Old 08-09-2008, 05:06 PM   #25
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hell, im looking forward to this, gimmie a blood bath n' some girls murdering + bag of popcorn n' ill be entertained
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High Tension was the first foreign horror film I watched and it was crazy. Then I rented Inside not even knowing the whole thing, I rented it because it was a French movie lol It was scary shit and then I showed my friends who thought I was real sick for watching it and making them watch it. My friend has a 2 year old, so it was a little too surreal for her. I listened to all the hype for Frontiere which I watched and thought it was too much like slasher films in America.
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I've seen the film yesterday, and it certainly was a tough pill to swallow (the final 30 minutes especially). It isn't like Inside (it also isn't nearly as gory), much less like Frontier(s) or High Tension, which I thought was pretty weak actually.
It also isn't depicting graphic violence just for the sake of mere shock value. The plot actually does require it. Of course you could always go with off-screen violence, but it is a horror film after all.
There were no stupid victims you'd wish to be put out if their misery in the most horrible ways imaginable either. (Inside was full of these: especially the brain dead cops didn't deserve any better)
The acting is terrific and it's certainly well shot and directed. The plot was unique in it's own sick way as well.
I'm still not 100% sure whether I like it or not, though. I say see it for yourself before judging, just don't expect to have any "fun" while you do. (I've never sat in a theater with horror geeks this quiet)
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and there it is folks.

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Old 08-15-2008, 10:01 AM   #29
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I will be seeing this at the Toronto Film Fest this year. I can't wait.
Every year I scoff at this festival and every year they have good movies. I need to get my narrow ass to one of these events.
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I've seen the film yesterday, and it certainly was a tough pill to swallow (the final 30 minutes especially). It isn't like Inside (it also isn't nearly as gory), much less like Frontier(s) or High Tension, which I thought was pretty weak actually.
It also isn't depicting graphic violence just for the sake of mere shock value. The plot actually does require it. Of course you could always go with off-screen violence, but it is a horror film after all.
There were no stupid victims you'd wish to be put out if their misery in the most horrible ways imaginable either. (Inside was full of these: especially the brain dead cops didn't deserve any better)
The acting is terrific and it's certainly well shot and directed. The plot was unique in it's own sick way as well.
I'm still not 100% sure whether I like it or not, though. I say see it for yourself before judging, just don't expect to have any "fun" while you do. (I've never sat in a theater with horror geeks this quiet)
couldn't have said it better myself! i was so lucky to see it at the toronto international film festival after being let down by the fact that it wont be released in north america for a while. as a gorehound, i was very impressed with the gore, even after watching 'inside' right before (although yes it can't compare). due to the compassion you feel for the characters and seeing what they go through, it really leaves you emotionally exhausted (ESPECIALLY the last 30 minutes)! it honestly took me over a day to get over the horror of this film. i agree people will either love it or hate it, nevertheless, i can still say i really do like this film because it is a true masterpiece of both horror and drama.
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