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Road Train

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...takes the simmering psychological tensions within a group dynamic, and sends a monster of a truck careening right through them, knocking events off their character-driven course and into the more genre-bound terrains of supernatural horror

March 24, 2011 | Full Review…

For all of its potential thrills, Road Train barely manages to get out of first gear.

November 3, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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Road Train takes place in the South Australian outback where a group of Aussie teenagers are on a camping trip. We've got Craig (Bob Morley), Liz (Georgina Haig), Marcus (Xavier Samuel) and Nina (Sophie Lowe), who have very complex relationships that seem to revolve around Craig sleeping with Liz and Nina at some point, much to the annoyance of the handsome, blonde surfer type that is Marcus. While driving on the road, a road train (a tractor trailer pulling two trailers instead of one) literally rams the foursome off the highway, totaling their jeep and causing a wince-inducing injury to Craig's arm and then stops a little further up road. There our young travelers find it empty, but when a madman runs up at them firing a pistol, they have little choice but to commandeer the giant vehicle and flee the scene. Soon they begin to act strange possessed by some evil force as the friends rapidly become drawn into the supernatural evil of the road train and the visceral power that drives it. And what they discover inside the vehicle's trailers proves more terrifying than anything out there on that lonely road. The film doesn't have many original moments, though it does pick up when the evil nature of the road train starts to take hold. The problem is, as you may guess from the previous sentence, it all seems just a bit silly! It feels like a retread of so many films that have gone before ("Road Kill", "Jeepers Creepers", "Monster Man", "Trucks", "Maximum Overdrive", etc). It has its fair share of gore, some moderate nudity and a great deal of screaming along with some wolves. Visually, the film is rather attractive looking with some impressive stunt driving and the blood soaked scenes towards the end are effective. Image and video hosting by TinyPic Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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