Movies directed by Alexandre Aja

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Crawl

Crawl is an old-fashioned B-grade monster movie made with 2019 technology. In short, that means plenty of gore and jump-scares to go along with creatures that no longer look like puppets or men in rubber suits. Jaws kept the shark hidden for m...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2019-07-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper
High Tension

When I first saw High Tension at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival, I wrote the following: " [High Tension] has virtually no chance of finding a North American distributor. After all, what's the market for slasher films with subtitles?" Imagine my ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Cécile De France, Maïwenn
Hills Have Eyes, The

One could make a solid argument that the 2006 remake of The Hills Have Eyes is superior to the 1977 original. The story has been tightened up, the acting is better, and the blood-and-gore effects aren't as hokey. Unfortunately, the biggest stumbli...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Aaron Stanford, Dan Byrd, Emilie de Ravin, ...
Mirrors

When it comes to horror films, there's one basic principal to consider: consistency means everything. A movie can deviate as much as the filmmakers like from the laws of the real world as long as they establish and adhere to an alternate set of ru...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2008-08-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Cameron Bryce, ...
Piranha 3D

Seen in standard (non-IMAX) 3D. A review of Piranha 3D is superfluous - the movie is what it is and does what any good exploitation film should do. Unfortunately, that's a lot more than many entries into the crowded genre can claim. 3D aside (...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2010-08-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Steven R. McQueen, Jerry O'Connell, ...