Remember family road trips? Piling into the car and taking off for new and exciting destinations. You would eat an assortment of road snacks, your parents might be arguing about the route and the best way to get where you’re going. You and your sibling would be fighting in the back seat, because they set a finger over the invisible line and dared enter your side of the car. And then, out of nowhere, some random stranger begins following your family all over the freeway, threatening you with a can of poison and a spray gun.
Maybe that’s not how your family vacations went, but it’s exactly what happens in Lodewijk Crijns
’s Dutch thriller Tailgate
. The film is a tense road rage movie that is equal parts psycho stalker flick and family vacation drama.
As the film opens, Hans (Jeroen Spitzenberger
) is desperately trying to corral