Another Horror Anthology, hell yes! Southbound keeps the trend of bad ass scary movie collections with an extra twist, all the mini-stories blend into one big bloody and degenerate tale.
Southbound is set in what it seems to be a Purgatory of an American highway with its typical diner, motel and the poor souls passing through. This flick features some of the best horror genres wrapped into one:
Here’s a quick tease on what the segments are about:
The Way Out / Director: Radio Silence (that is actually a gathering of four of filmmakers: Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Chad Villella & Matt Bettinelli-Olpin), Writer: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Two men are driving down the highway, they are covered in blood and have some Grim Reaper looking creatures are following them. To make the matter worst, they seem to be trapped in a loop.
Siren / Director: Roxanne Benjamin, Writers: Roxanne Benjamin & Susan Burke
The White Tights, a three member jazz girl band, get a flat tire on the highway, and luckily (for us spectators) they get rescued by a friendly couple that takes them home where they promise to “take care of them”.
The Accident / Director: David Bruckner, Writer: David Bruckner
Get ready to cringe with this gore fest section that includes blood, broken limbs, open ribcage surgery and more blood. Loved it!
Jailbreak / Director: Patrick Horvath, Writers: Dallas Hallam & Patrick Horvath
A man is looking for his sister, who went missing many years before... Please someone tell me it's not just me that thought of Aileen Wuornos and The Last Resort (the biker bar that was her favorite hangout place) in the beginning of the story?
The Way In / Director: Radio Silence, Writer: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
A father and a mother are about to spend their last weekend with their daughter before she sets off to college. What could go wrong, right?
To recap, this is a must watch anthology because is: innovative, smart, weird, unnerving and even if is a tad confusing, will leave you wanting for more.
Written by Magali Fazio
Have a look at what our friends at Mild Fuzz think about Southbound HERE!
Trailer is full of spoilers as per usual so watch it at your own risk!