Director: Alexandre Aja
This was Alexandre Aja’s first stab at the slasher genre. He didn’t just stab it… he stuck a knife in it and watched it die. Now it’s up to you to somehow translate that as a compliment. Haute Tension isn’t without cliches like how even good progressive rock music isn’t without exhaustive solos. It’s more about how bands such as Porcupine Tree do it. Sure, Fairport Convention does it too, but there’s a difference – they aren’t very original.