Parent reviews for High Tension

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This gruesome slasher movie is not for kids.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 7 reviews

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age 14+
Based on 8 reviews

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Adult Written byMotu P. November 9, 2017

Good for kids

Low budget but that shouldn't stop ur kids from going to sleep :)

This title contains:

Positive Messages
Positive role models
Adult Written byDonald J. Trump April 10, 2020

Had the nanny show it Barron when he was 6

Tremendous. He loved it...and bigly, folks. Can you believe it? He watched it on the cyber. Me? I like movies made in America so I did not watch. The movies I’ve been in have been international successes. Big films. The biggest. Much like my show ‘The Apprentice’ that changed television forever. Highest ratings ever. Trust me, huge success.
Adult Written byRarityfan2019 January 12, 2020

classic French slasher

If you love European thrillers this is a must watch.

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adult Written byShane T. November 28, 2017
16 or 17. Especially the NC-17 version.
Adult Written bychristian2011 July 29, 2012

Good slasher film with shocking moments. Strictly adults only.

High Tension is one of those slasher horror films that actually isn't cheesy. This movie actually has a very suspicious and mind bending storyline and plot which near the end of the movie, it has a shocking discovery which reveals the real killer and their true intentions. The violence in this movie is very realistic and extremely graphic in which is committed by a mysterious man armed with a razor, which he uses to brutally murder his victims. One man has his face slashed when he opens his front door, and screams in pain, which you see the bloody slash wound clearly on his face. The killer puts his head between the staircase and shoves a drawer to his head, which you see his head graphically tear off. A woman tries to hide from the killer, and she sees another woman hiding in the closet. The killer grabs the woman and graphicaly slits her throat wide open with a razor. You see the wound clearly gape open and blood gushes out, and she falls to the floor gasping for air. The killer uses the razor to cut off her hands in order to keep her from calling the police. The woman dies shortly afterwards. A cashier at a gas station is busy stocking products until the killer swings an axe towards the man and it thrusts through his chest. You hear gross crunching and gurgling sounds from the bones breaking. Very graphic and bloody. The killer masterbates with a woman's severed head and you briefly see him climaxing in the woman's mouth. He finishes by throwing the woman's head out the car window. Very disturbing and sickening. Language can be strong and vulgar, but infrequent. Uses of f**k, sh*t, d*mn, and several sex terms. There's no sex in this film, except for the decapitated head bj and scenes of one woman masturbating in her bed with her hands down her pants with graphic thrusting movement and heavy breathing. In the beginning, it shows a woman seeing her best friend and her parents in a beautiful house out in the country, until when the killer breaks, that's when the tone and atmosphere of the movie becomes extremely tense, dark and frightening. Even adults will find the deaths in this movie very disturbing and gruseome.

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Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Adult Written byNeonKennedy November 10, 2011

High tenson has the right amount of gore and entertaing sacres.

High Tension uses a simple plot to its advantage. A woman must save her best friend from a psychopath. It also contains a shocking twist.

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Adult Written bymovienut713 April 9, 2008
Adult Written byThatDanGuy April 9, 2008


Fans of slasher films will enjoy this movie. I didn't see the theatrical release, but I did see the unrated DVD version. I imagine the unrated version contained more gore!
The surprise plot twist at the end was a bit of a disappointment and raises questions which are left unanswered when one recalls the events leading up to this point.
I give the film a high rating because the special effects as well as the cinemetography was excellent. The story line, up till the twist, was also good.