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Southbound (2015)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Rated R for bloody horror violence, language throughout and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Southbound 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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Trivia

The medicine given to Kim and Ava is yogurt mixed with buttermilk. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Sadie. You left me there to die. Now we can all be together.
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Features Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

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Willow Trees
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Performed by The-Front
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Disappointing, but some redeeming qualities...
26 February 2016 | by emorrSee all my reviews

I read too many glowing reviews, which increased my disappointment I feel.

The good: the concept of the 5 loosely related, lurid stories is clever, as is them taking place all in the same desolate area. If you like creepy, graphic horror, that's also present. Also, very imaginative monsters in some of the stories.

The bad: It's not fleshed out enough. I don't need exposition, but these stories are so unexplained it's almost like they ran out of money when filming the picture. And it's so low-budget that it was hard for me to get invested in the characters. The entire concept of what this town might intrigued me, but nothing is explained and I came away wanting more.

Great concept, but lackluster execution.


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