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Dead End (I) (2003)

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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

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For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It's the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car - its driver invisible - carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2003 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Atajo al infierno  »

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£52,130 (UK) (12 December 2003)


$260,638 (Spain) (24 June 2005)

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The rear view mirror in the windshield is gone, instead there is a little dot where the mirror should be. See more »


Frank Harrington: She's in shock.
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After the credits are over, we see a picture of the Harrington family during a party, which could be a Christmas celebration. See more »


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scary ass movie
18 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i don't know what it was about this movie but it scared the living crap out of me. i was thinking about it for weeks. it's weird because this movie has NO GORE and it NEVER SHOWS you anything really abnormal. just small stuff like abandoned baby carriages in the middle of the road. you don't even get to see any dead bodies. but you do see the expression of the people that find the bodies. so if you have a kick ass imagination, watch this movie. i think it's your own imagination and not anything from the movie that will really scare you. but if you'd rather turn your brain off and let the movie do the work for you, don't bother with this one.

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