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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)

Video  -  Crime | Horror | Thriller  -  7 October 2008 (USA)
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While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiancé Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. ... See full summary »

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Bobby Singer
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Nik
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Lot Lizard
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Jolene - Big Wheels Waitress
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Trucker #1
Gordon Tipple ...
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Woman Stuck in Snow
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Bald Trucker
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Bartender
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Drunk Trucker #1
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While driving to Las Vegas for the bachelor party of her sister Melissa and her fiancé Bobby, Kayla stops the car in the gas station to meet her date, Nik, a guy she met on the internet. Nik convinces her to take a secondary road under the protest of Bobby but the car breaks down. They find a house in the middle of nowhere and decide to take the car parked in the house's garage to the next city, and return with a rented car to pay for the damages provoked by Nik; Melissa leaves her cell number. However, they discover that the owner of the place is the sadistic truck driver Rusty Nail and they have to pay a high price for what they did. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Detours can be deadly. See more »

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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Joy Ride: End of the Road  »

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In the 1st Joy Ride, Jim Beaver plays a Sheriff and he also played Bobby Singer in Supernatural. See more »

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Rusty Nail is back, better than before!
17 January 2013 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

It's been a while since I've seen any Horror films, as even a Horror freak such as myself needs some time off from time to time, so forgive me if this review is a little rusty (no pun intended, haha).

Sequels of Horror films have always been there, starting from the classics that became anthologies (Freddie, Jason, Halloween and such). Today, however, some sequels attempt to "reinvent" the mood and overall happening of the first (the Saw series, for instance). There are, however, sequels that don't attempt top do so, but rather to "continue the adventure", sometimes by picking up where the first movie ended (for instance Cabin Fever 2 and Fritt Vilt/Cold Prey 2) and sometimes by bringing the monster some new victims (like Wrong Turn 2, The Hills Have Eyes 2 and such). Joyride 2: Dead Ahead is the latter, portraying Rusty Nail's latest endeavors.

Unlike the first film, this time it isn't a cat and mouse chase, but more like Saw: the killer has something the potential victims want, and he's going to make them work hard to get it back - bloody hard. Rusty Nail is portrayed here at his most evil, vicious and heartless. He toys around with his victims, tortures them physically and mentally, and proves resilient and dominant.

My favorite part about the film was by far the "dice" scene, where Rusty made his victims roll dice in order to choose each other's punishment. Not all that original (especially after films like Dice and Saw), but very nicely done! My least favorite? Besides lead actress Nicki Aycox's acting (which unfortunately at times was simply amateur), it was the holes in the screenplay... Rusty seemed to know everything (even things he wasn't supposed to be able to know), and was seemingly immortal (by now a plague amongst Slasher screenwriters who make their Slasher superhuman). Also, some of the things done (or not done) by the protagonists were illogical to the point of frustration.

All in all, I love the film and enjoyed watching it. It's been a while since I've seen the first one, but I must say this one was better. Very highly recommended, even if you haven't seen the first (although the first is also!)


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