Frontière(s) (2008)

Synopsis: Four teens pull off a heist and quickly flee Paris to get away from rioting and the police. They encounter what seems to be a normal hostel but find that the family who operates the place is anything but ordinary. Inbred maniacs, cannibalistic creatures, Nazis and bad hospitality are just a few things these teens have to survive.

Killer Scene: While trying to escape, our protagonist Yasmine finds herself trying to hide in a meat locker. While being chased by Goetz, one of the members of her new family, she tries to hide against one of the hanging bodies. Goetz finds her and promptly starts to beat her…until she smacks him in the face with an axe and cuts him in half on a table saw.


Violence: This one could easily be described as a combination of The Hills Have Eyes, Saw and Hostel. You have inbred cannibals, awesome kill scenes and a bit of a  tourist’s nightmare all in this film. Featuring plenty of gunshot wounds, meat hooks and other sharp objects, Frontière(s) is one of the more violent films in the past few years.

Sex: When I say that there is a sex scene, you will understand why this film received at least one skull. Now when I mention that there is no nudity, and it involves two inbred sisters…now you might get the issue.

Scares: There are a lot of things about the film that you might call scary, but it isn’t really a jumpy film so much as it is disturbing. The real scare here is the impending danger that each escape attempt Yasmine makes. Don’t get me wrong though, these inbred cannibals are scary.

Final Thoughts: Films with subtitles sometimes never find an audience in the US of A. That’s a shame because Frontière(s) is one hell of a horror film. It will probably never be viewed as an iconic film, but it should not be missed. So grab a basket of freedom fries and make sure to check out one of the best horror films that France has to offer.

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