Archives for March, 2008
Directed By Alexandre Bustillo
Starring Beatrice Dalle, Alysson Paradis
Dimension Films slipped into the “extreme” horror market with their new un-creatively titled line Dimension Extreme. While the line may not be that creatively titled it does look to be going in the right direction to live up to the name.
For a few fantastic year Asia was bringing the noise with some of the greatest horror films ever made. Films such as Audition, Ichi the Killer, Oldboy, Ju-On, and even the original Eye broke new ground and pushed boundaries to become innovative and disturbing classics. Well what you might expect to happen does; the me too’s flooded the market and became so watered down – in order to make the films easier to sell to international markets – that horror films from Asia are near irrelevant these days. Hollywood is still remaking Asian films like mad though.
The genre isn’t dead though; the innovation just moved to another part of the world, France. French films like Haute Tension and In My Skin took up the banner of groundbreaking horror and my hopes were high for a bevy of great films again. …continue reading