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Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)

Unrated | | Crime, Horror, Romance | Video 7 October 2008
0:42 | Trailer
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.


Louis Morneau
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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 Daniel Boileau ... Bald Trucker
Lyle St. Goddard ... Goofy Looking Truck Driver
Mackenzie Gray ... Bartender
Sean Tyson ... Drunk Trucker #1
Chris Kalhoon ... Drunk Trucker #2


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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Did You Know?


Irrelevantly, Joy Ride (2001) and Joy Ride 2 are both littered with alumni from Supernatural (2005). episodes of S'pn) plays the Mortician, while one of the film's main characters, Melissa, is played by Nicki Aycox (Meg 1.0 from S'pn). See more »


At the end of the movie, when the truck goes over the cliff on fire, you can see inside the engine compartment and there is clearly no engine. See more »


Melissa: [44:24] I don't understand. I did everything you asked!
Rusty Nail: No, you didn't. I saw you down at the funeral parlor.
Kayla: Mel, what is going on?
Rusty Nail: There's a big difference between a freshly cut, live finger and one snipped from a corpse. Less blood in that one you got there. Stiffer, paler. The nail's yellowed, no nutrients, deteriorating. Want to see what a fresh one looks like? Check the glove compartment.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »


Born to Hang
Written by Kevin Kerby
Performed by Mulehead
Courtesy of Max Recordings
By Arrangement with The Orchard
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User Reviews

Good entertainment from a DVD movie.
10 August 2009 | by board-5See all my reviews

This DVD release was far better than I've waited,has some funny twists,and some good scenery points,looks better than average DVD releases,this film does not wants to be more like a good eighteen's nostalgia slasher,the first part was not too good in my opinion.This is rather a new version,is not really a after feeling of the original,it was my personal opinion,but all the way good fun,and I don't think it's radically only for slasher fans.

This is also a comedy,a parody of slasher films like Vacancy 2,and American Psycho 2.And some other films.

Maybe this film will be a better joy,if you sit down like now this will be a "for fun" teenager film.

6/10-If you know what you want to see.

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Release Date:

7 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joy Ride: End of the Road See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital


Color | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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