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

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$260,638 (Spain) (24 June 2005)
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When the father gets out of the driver's seat (at around 28 mins), the seat nearly gets out of the car with him, revealing a "rigged" car where the camera is sometimes mounted where the driver's seat is and therefore the driver's seat needs to be removable (like the other seats). See more »

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Laura Harrington: Bang! Bang! You're dead!
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Bloody Road
Music by Greg De Belles
Lyrics by Jo Kimberley
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Great horror film.
6 December 2004 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Dead End" is actually one of the best horror movies of 2003.It's Christmas Eve and Frank Harrington and his family are heading to the in-laws,when for the first time in twenty years he decides to take a short-cut through the woods.What a mistake this turns out to be,as he drives onto a seemingly endless road,and into a creepy land where nothing is what it appears to be."Dead End" is a truly intelligent and downright horrifying horror film.It offers some incredibly unnerving moments,unfortunately there is too much humour for my liking.There is also a fair amount of blood and gore,so I was satisfied.Anyway,if you are a fan of creepy low-budget horror films give this little gem a look.8 out of 10.


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