History Film / HighTension

1st Apr '18 8:08:18 AM Stellarvore
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* AxCrazy: The killer is ruthless in his butcheries of everyone he comes across. [[spoiler:"He" becomes even worse after it's revealed that him and Marie are the same person.]]
* BigBad: The truck driver poses the most immediate threat to everyone in the film. [[spoiler:Subverted in that it turns out he's actually a VillainProtagonist, being Marie's split personality.]]


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* INeverSaidItWasPoison: [[spoiler:Seeing how there was never any mention of a serial killer up until this point, Marie practically gives herself away as the killer when she implies to Alex that previous girls had been killed.]]


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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: [[spoiler:Practically the whole story is Marie explaining how she witnessed another man committing her own crimes.]]


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* VillainProtagonist: [[spoiler:Marie is actually the killer, with that creepy truck driver just being the man she sees committing the murders.]]
30th Mar '18 5:46:15 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* Dubtitle: Lion's Gate's unrated DVD is this; made obvious by some ''LullDestruction'' lines from the dub showing up when their is no dialogue in the French version.

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* Dubtitle: {{Dubtitle}}: Lion's Gate's unrated DVD is this; made obvious by some ''LullDestruction'' lines from the dub showing up when their is no dialogue in the French version.
1st Feb '18 2:27:01 PM Rocketshipper
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1st Feb '18 2:25:57 PM Rocketshipper
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* Dubtitle: Lion's Gate's unrated DVD is this; made obvious by some ''LullDestruction'' lines from the dub showing up when their is no dialogue in the French version.
2nd Sep '17 5:29:13 PM eroock
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* DreamIntro: The DramaticChaseOpening is revealed to be Marie's dream.
1st Apr '17 7:47:42 PM Stellarvore
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* SerialKiller: The truck-driving killer might be one. He has killed at least one person before targeting Alex's family.

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* SerialKiller: The truck-driving killer might be one. He has killed at least one person before targeting Alex's family.family, and furthermore, is shown to keep photographs of different women by the mirror in his truck.
29th Mar '17 10:10:30 AM Mdumas43073
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14th Mar '17 7:35:32 AM FuzzyBoots
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* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: During the film Marie is depicted weilding both a wooden club wrapped in barbed wire (as shown above) and a circular saw.
* {{Gorn}}

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* GirlWithPsychoWeapon: During the film Marie is depicted weilding wielding both a wooden club wrapped in barbed wire (as shown above) and a circular saw.
* {{Gorn}}{{Gorn}}: There is a lot of blood in the film and the killings are shown in loving detail in most cases.



* TheKillerInMe

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* TheKillerInMeTheKillerInMe: [[spoiler:The killer is Marie's alternate personality]].



%%* PsychoLesbian
* SerialKiller
* SlasherMovie - A strange example, as it seems to almost turn into an action movie at around the midpoint.

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%%* PsychoLesbian
* SerialKiller
PsychoLesbian: [[spoiler:Marie's obsession with Alex fuels her alternate personality, who kills Alex's family to eliminate obstacles]].
* SlasherMovie - SerialKiller: The truck-driving killer might be one. He has killed at least one person before targeting Alex's family.
* SlasherMovie:
A strange example, as it seems to almost turn into an action movie at around the midpoint.



%%* UnreliableNarrator

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%%* UnreliableNarrator* UnreliableNarrator: The primary viewpoint character is Marie, [[spoiler:who is also the killer]].



* {{Yandere}} - The killer wants Alex all to themself, and is not opposed to brutally murdering her entire family to do it.
** And everyone that comes across afterwards. Unfortunate drivers on forest roads beware.

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* {{Yandere}} - {{Yandere}}: The killer wants Alex all to themself, and is not opposed to brutally murdering her entire family to do it.
** And
it, and everyone that comes across afterwards. Unfortunate drivers on forest roads beware.
26th Nov '15 8:22:09 AM Morgenthaler
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''Haute Tension'' (''High Tension'', also known as ''Switchblade Romance'' in the UK) is a 2003 French horror film directed by Creator/AlexandreAja and staring [[Creator/CecileDeFrance Cécile de France]], [[Creator/MaiwennLeBesco Maïwenn Le Besco]] and Creator/PhilippeNahon.

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''Haute Tension'' (''High Tension'', also known as ''Switchblade Romance'' in the UK) is a 2003 French horror film directed by Creator/AlexandreAja and staring [[Creator/CecileDeFrance Cécile de France]], [[Creator/MaiwennLeBesco France, Maïwenn Le Besco]] Besco and Creator/PhilippeNahon.
Philippe Nahon.
26th Nov '15 8:21:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: PsychoLesbian]]

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* [[spoiler: PsychoLesbian]]%%* PsychoLesbian



* [[spoiler: UnreliableNarrator]]

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* [[spoiler: UnreliableNarrator]]%%* UnreliableNarrator
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