10/9/11 – 2011 OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #9 – Frontier(s).

Frontiers

Yesterday was a bit of a softball, so today I’m throwing a barbed wire wrapped fastball. Frontier(s) is a goddamn smack to the face. Some people may shun it off as a French Hostel, but I think it definitely deserves to stand alone. I love horror that pushes boundaries, so when I see a movie whose tagline asks, “What are your boundaries?”, ha, I’m ready to step up to the test. This film definitely will test you. It is extreme, and I mean REALLY extreme. Look, Frontier(s) is NOT an easy film to watch. It’s disturbing, it’s relentless, it’s disgusting, to some it may even be nauseating (the sawblade scene is utterly amazing), but dammit it’s horror. And not only does it have one of filmdom’s greatest villains — Nazis, but it one-ups it and has cannibal Nazis! Yes! And hell, it doesn’t stop there, just wait until you see what they have in the underground tunnels… This movie has many things going for it, but one thing that stands out for me is its style. It’s very well shot and it’s no wonder that the director Xavier Gens became known overnight after this came out. Extreme gore may not be for everyone, but stylistic direction with an obviously skilled hand definitely is. It’s messed up, but for sick bastards like me, who gain enjoyment out of really messed up sick things, you will love it.

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