Switchblade Romance

Switchblade Romance


Reviewed by: David Haviland

The slasher movie is back in fashion, which hopefully means Switchblade Romance will find an audience, as it's a first-class horror thriller.

The premise is simple: in rural France, a razor-wielding maniac terrorises two young women, after slaughtering their family.

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From this simple idea French writer/director Alexandre Aja weaves a twisty, terrifying plot, loaded with suspense and horror.

The film is stunningly shot, with brutally raw performances and a thrilling, innovative screenplay.

This may sound like heresy, but Switchblade Romance really is better than Psycho.

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2004
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Two girlfriends are terrorised by a serial killer in the French countryside.
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Director: Alexandre Aja

Writer: Alexandre Aja, Gregory Levasseur

Starring: Cecile De France, Maiwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun, Andrei Finti, Oana Pellea, Marco Claudiu Pascu

Year: 2003

Runtime: 91 minutes

BBFC: 18 - Age Restricted

Country: France


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