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On a trip to a Mexican border town, three college friends stumble upon a human-sacrifice cult.


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Three college students, Phil, Ed, and Henry take a road trip into Mexico for a week of drinking and carefree fun only to have Phil find himself a captive of a group of satanic Mexican drug smugglers who kill tourists and whom are looking for a group of new ones to prepare for a sacrifice. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong grisly violence/torture, drug use, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 April 2009 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Al límite del terror  »

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2.35 : 1
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Loosely based on actual events which occurred in Mexico in 1989. A group of "narcosatanicos" were discovered to have killed at least 20 people and used their body parts in ritual sacrifices. Cult members were responsible for the abduction and murder of Mark Kilroy, a Texan pre-med student who disappeared in March 1989 during a spring break in Mexico. See more »


Henry: [in a fake preaching voice] Imagine a land, if you will, where a man can be a man. A land where he can indulge in all those animal urges, far from the petty judgments of parents and teachers and less-enlightened peers. A land where he can ride the demon!
Phil: Yeah!
Henry: Behave bad!
Phil: Bad!
Henry: Whatever he goddamn well pleases,and no one gives a shit, including the cops.
Phil: Tell it, Brother Henry!
Henry: I'm talking real freedom, my friend!
Phil: Real freedom!
Henry: Not this overregulated bullshit that passes for liberty in our ...
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far exceeded my expectations;thrilling and surprisingly well made
19 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have watched Borderland first out of the other 2007 horror fest titles I rented, because this film has set the bar pretty high. The plot concerns a trio of college friends who decide, before they each move on to different schools, to take a last minute trip over the border for some uninhibited debauchery. Things soon turn into a hellish nightmare when they become targets of a violent drug ring/cult. What keeps this from being another Hostel knock off is Borderlands realistic approach to the material (what makes the proceedings even more terrifying is that they are based on actual events). Also, I was impressed by the quality of the film making and especially the acting, which helps add to the realism (look for an actor you might remember from the Lord of the Rings in very convincing, un-hobbit like role). From the nerve shattering, horrific opening to the finale, Borderland is great horror film that gets under your skin. I highly recommend it to those with strong stomachs.

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