The French horror flick Frontier(s) is one of those gems. I've had it on my Instant queue for a few months now, but I finally got around to watching it last week.
Let's not pussy-foot around here. This is a brutal flick. With a capital fucking Brute! But if you can check your morality at the door for a couple of hours, it's also a highly entertaining one. It's about a handful of small-time crooks on the run after an ultra-violent altercation with the Paris police. They hold up in a little hostel (yeah...a hostel) in the French countryside that is run by a neo-Nazi family of utter degenerates. Bad stuff ensues.
So it's a bit of Texas Chainsaw Massacre mixed with Hostel mixed with, oh...The Boys From Brazil. Throw in some creepy things crawling around the abandoned mines under the area and you've got a party.
The film never had a chance here in the States. Foreign films rarely do. Foreign films that garner an NC-17 rating never do. And that's what happened with Frontier(s). Look, I know this isn't gonna be for everyone. But if you dig slasher flicks, or torture porn (not my expression) in the vein (hehe) of Saw or Hostel, or if you just like seeing Nazis getting their asses kicked, then this might be the film for you.
Note: Okay, nobody reads blogs on weekends so I'm gonna re-post what I posted this weekend for all of you who only blog during working hours. You know who you are. If you read it this weekend already, well good for you. This is for the other guys. I also posted a thumbnail of the video over on my sidebar that I'm gonna leave up for a while. Just because. Just for scuzz.
OK, I think the embedded video here is hilarious. And it was done by a friend of a friend, so here's where I ask all of you for a favor.
LET'S GET THIS MUTHA-FUCKA VIRAL, Y'ALL!!!
Watch this video and if you think it's funny, if you really think it's funny, then post it on your own blog. Either a link or the embedded video itself. Jut put it at the bottom of a post you are gonna do anyway. In a postscript or something. I've never tried to use my blogging powers for good before, so I'm interested to see if we can get this thing to take off. Even in a mild way.
Suit up, kids!
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Jeux sans frontieres.