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.
Plot Keywords: desert / highway / band / victim-invited-to-dinner / stabbed-to-death
Taglines: No matter which road you choose, it’s all going south.
Certificate: Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A (British Columbia) | France:12 | Germany:18 | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:R-18 | United Kingdom:18 | United States:R
Cast: Chad Villella , Matt Bettinelli-Olpin , Kristina Pesic , Fabianne Therese , Nathalie Love , Hannah Marks , Dana Gould , Anessa Ramsey , Susan Burke , Davey Johnson , Mather Zickel , Karla Droege , Zoe Cooper , Justin Welborn , David Yow , Tipper Newton , Matt Peters , Maria Olsen , Tyler Tuione , Kate Beahan , Gerald Downey , Hassie Harrison , Tallulah Mounce , Courtney Bandeko , Max Folkman , Nick Folkman , Karina Fontes , Roxanne Benjamin , Damion Stephens , Larry Fessenden , Brad Miska , B.J. Farmer , Matt Unsworth , John Walker , Mark Rossignol , Thom Newell , Joe Spampinato , Art L. Cortez , Christine Martin , Omar Camacho , Jaime Gehly , Carlos Simental , Owen Edinger , Paul Thorn Bacon , Orleans Miranda , Raimund Jones , Carlos Simental Jr.
Company: Soapbox Films
Country: United States
Released Date: 09 Feb 2016 (USA)
Film Location: Roy’s Motel and Cafe, Amboy, California, USA
Runtime: 89 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Navin Ramaswaran » Checked Southbound out at the Midnight Madness screening at TIFF 2015 and it was a blast. A throwback to the horror-anthology style of the 80's but with a fresh twist on the wraparound. The device in which each segment flows into the next was unique and added a new layer to the experience.
I am a huge fan of horror anthologies in general (VHS, ABC's of Death, Late Night Double Feature, etc.) but occasionally they seem like a collection of shorts thrown together. While there is a charm to those types of anthologies, Southbound is clearly well thought out and designed.
Loved all the segments, with "The Accident" being my favourite. This is a well written, shot, directed and performed feature. Highly recommended.
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