Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008)





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Four friends on a road trip to Las Vegas discover that they don't have to break the bank in order to get some cheap thrills after their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and they inadvertently draw the attention of the psychotic trucker who goes by the handle Rusty Nail. Left stranded in the dusty desert with no means of making their way back to civilization, the desperate teens must bend to the diabolical trucker's every sadistic whim if they hope to survive through the night and avoid paying his deadly toll. Nicky Lynn Aycox, Kyle Schmid, and Nick Zano star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Fox Home Entertainment

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Nick Zano
as Bobby
Mark Gibbon
as Rusty Nail
Krystal Vrba
as Lot Lizard
Rob Carpenter
as Trucker #1
Gordon Tipple
as Trucker #2
Rebecca Davis
as Woman Stuck in Snow
Colette Hills
as Female Corpse
Gardiner Millar
as Mortician
Chris Kalhoon
as Drunk Trucker #2
Sean Tyson
as Drunk Trucker #1
Mackenzie Gray
as Bartender
Lyle St. Goddard
as Goofy Looking Truck Driver
Daniel Boileau
as Bald Trucker
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Critic Reviews for Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead

All Critics (1)

...suffers from many of the same problems that one tends to associate with low-budget efforts of this ilk...

Full Review… | October 13, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead

Actually starts out okay, in a mindless sort of way, but goes steadily downhill. Way inferior to the original movie. Cast are not too bad, considering, but it really is a second rate effort.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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For the first half of the film we are just seeing a repeat theme of the first installment, however the second half evolves from just a chaser film, into a torture type Slasher, it's still very predictable and very much a no - brainer.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

Considering that this is a direct to DVD film to the awesome Joy Ride, the filmmakers managed to pull something off that worked quite well on screen. The film though flawed makes up for it in some genuinely tense moments of terror. When a group of teens go cross country, they come across a seemingly abandoned house after their car breaks down and take a car found in the houses barn. Bad idea because now Rusty Nail lives there and he comes back to his place to discover that his ride missing. Now he's in hot pursuit, and plays an even more deadly game than in the first Joy Ride. Joy Ride: Dead Ahead is a very well crafted direct to DVD film, and it's a far superior film that the usual films released in such a manner. The cast here are a talented bunch, they won't win any Oscars, but they definitely do a fine job at this second entry. Though the film flawed, like I've previously said, Joy Ride:Dead Ahead has lots of tension and scares going for it. The actor playing Rusty Nail is fairly good, and we see a bit more of him. Also the film is more gory than the first, so it has a that going for it. The cat and mouse game is terrific and you're constantly on the edge of your seat on wondering what will happen next. A fine sequel that will probably appeal to fans of the first Joy Ride, I went in with low expectations and was fairly surprised by the overall film. Very well done, and very entertaining. Rusty Nail's cat and mouse game is even more deadly this time around and delivers good thrills. Not perfect, but not terrible. This is one direct To DVD film that was done right.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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