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Southbound (2015)

R | | Horror | 9 February 2016 (USA)
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Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
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Chad Villella ... Mitch
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin ... Jack
Kristina Pesic ... Sutter
Fabianne Therese ... Sadie
Nathalie Love ... Kim
Hannah Marks ... Ava
Dana Gould ... Raymond Kensington
Anessa Ramsey ... Bunny Kensington / Phone Operator
Susan Burke ... Betty
Davey Johnson ... Dale
Mather Zickel ... Lucas
Karla Droege ... EMT
Zoe Cooper ... Dispatch
Justin Welborn ... Surgeon
David Yow ... Danny
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Storyline

On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers - two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation - are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in a series of interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.

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No matter which road you choose, it's all going south.

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, language throughout and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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The movie "Carnival of Souls" can be seen playing early on at the start of the movie in Roy's roadside cafe. See more »

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The D.J.: ["The Way In" radio dialogue at Freez'n Over] Well, we all know the past can be a piece of shit sometimes, but when it catches up to you, you better be ready. Keep your eyes on the road and let that engine roar so loud that you can't hear those demons screaming in your ear. Lock your doors. Make those tires burn. Tell your family you love them and kiss the past goodbye once and for all. Because every road has got to end somewhere... am I right?
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References In the Mouth of Madness (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I Forget It's There
Written by Lovisa Sigrunardottir
Performed by Lay Low
Courtesy of SONGS Music Publishing LLC and Loo Records
[Segment: "Siren"]
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Has the heart of classic horror comics.
10 February 2016 | by sam21462See all my reviews

This was one of the most surprising finds in recent years. It absolutely has no right, whatsoever, to be as entertaining as it is. If you are a horror fan you are in for a treat as it solidly checks off every box one can imagine. Its varied yet interlocking tales serve up something for almost every taste. From ghost story to evil old god worship to body horror to home invasion thriller it merrily jumps about in a way that could have proved confusing and offsetting but, instead, seems to act more as a museum tour on all the things that make us check the locks and fear the shadows.

While there will, no doubt, be some debate as to what the pocket universe we are presented with represents, there is no doubt, in my mind, that it represents a person or persons who made a movie from an old school heart with a modern day sensibility. As stated in the summary it very much reminds me of the best of the classic horror comics such as the EC Comics titles which began their lives in the very early 1950's.

That being said do not mistake this for an old fashioned movie. It is very much genre savvy for today's eyes, ears and mind. In almost total, it is well acted, directed, written, scored and there is a fair share of completely creepy cinematography. It will leave one with both haunting imagery as well as interesting trains of thought to follow, if you dare.

Huge hats off to those who gifted us with this. This is how good horror can be and I truly hope it finds its way to a far higher place in this world than the vast majority of horror that tends to cross my eyes these days.


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Release Date:

9 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,250, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$23,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,275
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2.35 : 1
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