For the past two decades, French filmmakers have created some truly fascinating horror movies. Dubbed "French New Extremity," this films draw inspiration from 70s grindhouse cinema to shock audiences with gruesome images to compliment themes of societal decay and urban unrest. Some fantastic films in the series include the crime thriller turned torture film Martyrs, the harrowing home invasion film about motherhood Inside, the neo-Nazi riot film Frontiers, and the sensual cannibal romp Raw and others. A fantastic breakdown of the movement was posted on YouTube by Ryan Hollinger.
Fans of French horror have something to look forward to with Teddy, an upcoming horror film in post-production by filmmakers Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma. From Cineuropa.com :
“Twentysomething Teddy lives in a foster home and works as a temp in a massage parlor. Rebecca, his girlfriend, will soon graduate. A scorching hot summer begins. But Teddy is scratched by a beast in the woods: the wolf that local angry farmers have been hunting for months. As weeks go by, animal compulsions soon start to overcome the young man…”