Horror’s Most Messed Up Family Is in This French Extremity Movie
Released in 2007, Xavier Gens’s Frontier(s) belongs to the short-lived subgenre of New French Extremity: think splatter horror with an intellectual bent and bloody shades of Brian Yuzna. Though nowhere near as viscerally warped as Inside or Martyrs, the movie, like those entries, approaches the sanctity of family with sharp implements and even sharper social commentary. It deftly exploits backwoods horror trappings, resembling ’70s-era American horror cinema in its gross weirdo-family set-up and timely politics underpinning the horrific narrative.
The New French Extremity movie, Frontiers, features a family that personifies very real-life horrors.