Sunday 27 September 2009

DVD: Frontier(s)

Copious blood and gore in this French horror film that just feels like writer / director Xavier Gens has simply sat through Hostel, Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, House Of 1000 Corpses, The Descent, Switchblade Romance and strangely Class Of 1984 then decided to take all his favourite scenes from those films and put them in one of his own.
Nothing new here if you’ve seen any of the above but that’s not saying it doesn’t have some enjoyable moments. It starts well as we join a group of unlikely fugitives on the run. They agree to meet up at a remote hotel and then it all goes pear shaped when they meet the family who own it. The violence and torture duly begin but it all gets very silly very quickly.
Even an appearance by Samuel Le Bihan, fantastic in Brotherhood Of The Wolf doesn’t rescue this one.
For a quick fix of this type of film check out the low budget straight to DVD movie Carver instead.
Rick’s Rating: 34%

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