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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)

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After their car breaks down in the desert, four friends try to find their way back to civilization while trying to escape Rusty Nail's bloody wrath.

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Louis Morneau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicki Aycox ... Melissa
Nick Zano ... Bobby
Laura Jordan ... Kayla
Kyle Schmid ... Nik
Mark Gibbon ... Rusty Nail
Krystal Vrba Krystal Vrba ... Lot Lizard
Kathryn Kirkpatrick ... Big Wheels Waitress
Rob Carpenter ... Trucker #1
Gordon Tipple ... Trucker #2
Rebecca Davis ... Woman Stuck in Snow
Daniel Boileau ... Bald Trucker
Lyle St. Goddard Lyle St. Goddard ... Goofy Looking Truck Driver
Mackenzie Gray ... Bartender
Sean Tyson ... Drunk Trucker #1
Chris Kalhoon ... Drunk Trucker #2
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joy Ride: End of the Road See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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NonStop Action and Good Fun
11 October 2008 | by reagentzSee all my reviews

I have watched my fair share of horror films, from backyard "B" flicks to big budget horror. I ran across this movie at my local movie store, instead of renting it something told me to just buy it and add it to my collection. I usually do not buy horror sequels without first viewing it, but I thought "why not." From the time the movie came on it kept me entertained! I could not just stop watching it because I wanted to see what would happen next. Even though the movie has some painfully obvious moments, you just want to see it for myself.

This movie has nothing new and/or original, while watching it you feel as if you have seen this storyline time and again, yet it was done in an entertaining, not really over-done fashion. The movie reminded me of The Hitcher meets Maximum Overdrive (without free thinking machines) meets The Car (though not a demon possessed car) meets Break Down with Kurt Russell.

The lead antagonist does sound like Berry White like one review said, but he is only a guy with a deep voice. The other actors in the movie seem to keep the movie together and it is not at all over-acted.

If you are looking for just some good thriller/horror fun with some splashes of gore effects and suspense on a Friday/Saturday night, then this would be great (my wife even thought it was entertaining/suspenseful and she is not a horror fan like I am).

Do not listen to the 1 star reviews, from what I have read these people think a good horror movie is a teen scream fluff film like Disturbia or well… Scream… Take it from someone who has seen just about every horror and gore film including foreign; this is definitely not the worst movie on the block and seriously not worth a 1 star rating, I've seen so much worse, try an independent backyard Zombie movie for starters.


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