Heads Up: ‘Bookcase Death’ From ‘High Tension’ (2003)

Who loves a good horror movie decapitation?  I know…….we all do!  And because of that unified love for noggin knockers, I’m going to start doing a recurring feature called ‘Heads Up‘.  It’s a play on words.

The first poor bastard to be put under the beheading spotlight is Alex’s father from the 2003 French horror slasher, High Tension.  Now, I kind of feel bad for this guy.  He was just trying to get some sleep and somebody has to go ringing his damn door buzzer.  Gotta give our killer some originality points though for being aware of his surroundings and for being fond of wood.  I’m pretty sure it’s a first as far as ‘death by bookcases’ go.  Is it silly?  Yes.  Is it awesome?  Of course.  So click below and join in on the severed head festivities with me!

Horror Movies Can Be Romantic Too…….

The day is finally here.  The day where women everywhere wait on pins and needles for flowers to arrive at work so they can gloat and show them off to those women who didn’t receive flowers.  Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day.  And if you’re single, prepare to drink heavily to forget about the fact that you’re single.  But if you’re a couple, a romantic movie just might be in your future.


Another viewing of The Proposal perhaps?  You know we can’t get enough of that zany Sandra Bullock.  What about having another round of The Notebook for the 867th time?  Ryan Gosselin might get even more dreamy this time.  Nah….fuck all of that.  Fellas, when your significant other isn’t looking, I suggest sneaking to the DVD player and popping in something like 2003’s French horror film, High Tension for some atmosphere.

See?  It’s French!  And the French are known for being romantic.  Speaking of, the original title is Switchblade Romance.  It has ‘romance’ in the title!  What more do you want???  And what a romantic movie it is.  Oh sure, it’s got the occasional guy using a severed head to give himself sexual gratification, but the love that our main character Marie shows for Alexia is like no other.  Forgot to mention the lesbian undertones, but that should only intrigue you more.  Not only that, but it has one of the best throat slits in a movie EVER!  See for yourself below:

Now that’s amore!  Can’t you just feel the warmth in the air?  Careful though, that might actually be some of the blood that came spewing out of that poor woman’s throat in the clip.  High Tension proves that you can have your cake and eat it too.  You want a romantic movie?  Done.  You want a ridiculous gory horror movie?  Done.  The bottom line:  Don’t ignore horror on this holiest of holy days for lovers.  You just might be surprised how much a head being decapitated by a bookcase will set the mood.  Happy Valentine’s Day!