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Snapshots: "Martyrs" director comes to American shores.

Pascal Laugier's "The Tall Man", starring Jessica Biel, has been completed and is currently being shopped around. I'm guessing it will be easier to stomach than his last film... Good god, the bathtub scene... ugh.

"Jessica Biel plays a nurse living in a small town where children have gone missing over the years, leaving no clues. One night, she finds her son's bed empty and, desperately rushing downstairs, confronts a huge dark figure, with her son in his arms." Teach Grant, William Davis, Samantha Ferris, Jodelle Ferland, and Stephen McHattie also star."

Eyes Without a Face (Les yeux sans visage) (REVIEW)

“Eyes Without a Face” (Les Yeus sans Visage) has been a contentious film since it was first released in 1959. In her book “Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific Avant-garde” Joan Hawkins notes the difficulty audiences and critics seem to have in classifying the film. “Horror but not Hammer Horror, not low horror, not horror horror” (74). In an essay written for the Criterion Collection release of the film David Kalat relates an incident during one screening of the film reported by a French newspaper in which the audience “dropped like flies”; fainting at one particularly ghastly scene.

Video: New Clip For The French Film "The Horde"

Le Holy Crap, or whatever they say over in France when something cool happens. A new clip, or le clip, has come out for the French film "The Horde" and is available for your viewing pleasure below. The movie focuses on a group of criminals who find themselves trapped in a condemned building which just happens to be home to a horde of flesh eating monsters. I don't know what the group says when the creature busts into the room but I like to think it's something along the lines of, "Oh no it is a creature, he has come to take our baguettes and cheese!

Trailer: The French Bring You "Amer"

I'd try to explain what the French film "Amer" is about but every synopsis I've read is almost a shot for shot description of the trailer. What I've been able to figure out though is there's a girl named Ana who keeps seeing all this f'ed up crap and can't figure out if it's real or her imagination. I could be completely wrong here though. In any case the shots look pretty cool so give it a go.

Trailer: "5150 Elm's Way"

In general I like to eat my freedom fries with my freedom toast but the French have finally done something I might enjoy. "5150 Elm's Way" looks to be pretty freakin frightening, despite the fact that every American horror fan is going to think this is some Syfy Channel rip off of "Nightmare On Elm Street". No US release date yet but it's already been making the festival rounds in the UK and Canada. Now if I could only get over my hatred of subtitles.

French Thriller "Vertige"

If you are like me, you can't wait for the next French horror film or anything equivalent. Well, wait no longer, because "Vertige," which translates to "High Lane," looks like another scenic horror film that will hold the tension high.

Episode 82 - "Delicatessen"

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We get way more French than anyone's comfortable with as we review the cannibal film "Delicatessen".

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Trailer for French Zombie Film "La Horde"

I'm all for genre-mixing - not everyone's on a hot date or exploring a savage island when the zombies invade. This French "gangsters vs police vs zombies" film called "La Horde" looks like a great example.

Sheitan (REVIEW)

The setup of "Sheitan" is standard. A group of young club goers, with little on their mind but sex and heavy drinking, get kicked out of a bar on Christmas Eve. They meet up with Eve, a mysterious woman who invites them back to her home in the country to continue the party. They drive what seems to be all night and meet Eve's housekeeper, on the road to her home, a smarmy farmer played brilliantly by Vincent Cassel (“Irreversible”). Events become hilariously odd as Joseph's playful bantering becomes ever more uncomfortable and boundaries are crossed.

Episode 70 - "Martyrs"

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The crew goes down into the gulag with "Martyrs" and decides if it's worth the praise, or all a bunch of hype.

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