‘Haute Tension’ in Chicago – March 13th and 18th!

Oh man, oh man! If you’re one of the lucky few people who live in Chicago (if you call snow lucky) like me, then you have a chance to check out the best horror movie of 2004, Haute Tension (review). Screened at the Fantasia Festival in Canada and at Sundance 2004, this is one of the rare showings of this amazing French slasher flick that Lions Gate will be sending to select theaters later this year. I swear you won’t regret the drive if you get tickets, so read on to see how you can get them!

HAUTE TENSION Sneak Previews in Chicago

Alexandre Aja’s HAUTE TENSION will be playing at the Gene Siskel FIlm Center’s Seventh Anual European Union Film Festival as one of the films representing France.


(2003, Alexandre Aja, France, 85 min.)

A midnight hit at the Toronto and Sundance Film Festivals, this stylish slasher film works some canny twists on the durable formula as it takes us on a bloody ride with a butch heroine, her abducted girlfriend, and a murderous truck driver (brute par excellence Philippe Nahon of I STAND ALONE). Sneak preview courtesy of Lion\’s Gate Films. In French with English subtitles. Uncut version. 35mm widescreen. (MR)

Saturday, March 13, 8:15pm

Thursday, March 18, 8:15pm

General Admission: $9

Film Center Members: $5

School of the Art Institute Students: $3

Tickets are on sale now at:

Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com or 312.575.800). Please note that there is a $1.75 surcharge per ticket when purchased through Ticketmaster.

or the box office:

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

164 N. State Street

(between Lake and Randolph)

Chicago, IL 60601

The Film Center box office hours:

Opens at 5pm Monday through Friday Opens at 2pm Saturday and Sunday

For more information, visit:


Source: Chris, Siskel Film Center