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The Road Virus Heads North (2004)

After purchasing a macabre painting at an estate sale, retired horror novelist Richard Kinnell suffers nightmarish consequences.

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Dennis Dalen ...
Richard Kinnell
Dolores McDougal ...
Trudy Kinnell
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The Road Virus
Alan Christy ...
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After purchasing a macabre painting at an estate sale, retired horror novelist Richard Kinnell suffers nightmarish consequences.

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Some Things Keep Coming Back...Like Viruses.

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Nominated for a Student Academy Award (Narrative Category) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2005. See more »

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one of the best King adaptations I've seen
2 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw a rough cut of this short many years ago with a friend-of-a-friend of the director. I expected an amateur attempt at Hollywood horror but was pleasantly surprised at how professional the film looked. Most of the major studios that have attempted to transfer Stephen King's work to film have produced mediocre efforts at best, but this little indie film got the tone and pacing down perfect. The screen writing was true to the short story, and the special effects worked quite well. I can honestly say that Road Virus is one of the best King film adaptations this jaded horror fan has seen. I highly recommend it to anyone who has given up hope of seeing decent Stephen King movies.


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