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Southbound (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Southbound doesn't entirely avoid the jarring shifts common to anthology films, but thanks to some thrilling twists and turns, this horror road movie is a surprisingly smooth ride.

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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 these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road..
Rating:
R (for bloody horror vioelnce, language throughout and brief drug use)
Genre:
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 limited
On DVD:
Box Office:
$31,750.00
Runtime:

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Cast

Tallulah Mounce
as Katherine
Dana Gould
as Raymond
David Yow
as Danny
Zoe Cooper (IV)
as Dispatch
Larry Fessenden
as Radio DJ
Justin Welborn
as Surgeon
Maria Olsen
as Sandy
Tyler Tuoine
as Warren
Max Folkman
as Twin 1
Nick Folkman
as Twin 2
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Critic Reviews for Southbound

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (13)

Southbound delivers more than its fair share of pulpy, grisly thrills with its quintet of creepy tales set on a suitably desolate stretch of highway.

Full Review… | March 7, 2016
Toronto Star
Top Critic

What makes Southbound stand out is how all-round solid it is, its scary segments joined by a setting (driving through the desert) and a theme (guilt).

Full Review… | March 4, 2016
BuzzFeed News
Top Critic

Southbound strives for unity and mostly succeeds.

Full Review… | February 29, 2016
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

"Southbound" packs a punch.

Full Review… | February 11, 2016
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Despite its occasional slack, Southbound is still tightly knotted where so many other films of its type are frayed at the seams.

Full Review… | February 9, 2016
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

This entertaining-enough quartet of loosely interwoven terror tales falls right into the middle ground of horror omnibuses, with no outright duds but no truly memorable (or scary) segments either.

Full Review… | February 5, 2016
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Southbound

½

Modern Day Southern Gothic Highway-Based is a very specific theme for a Horror Anthology to tackle, and while none of the segments are bad, none of them stand out as particularly good either.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

Atmospheric and amusing. A few jump scares, but it's primarily focused on creating a foreboding mood. Wish the stories were a little better tied together, but they're not unbearably distant. The setting of desert as a gateway to Hell is a great underused convention in horror. Fun late night flick, perfect if you're watching it in a quiet motel in the middle of nowhere, New Mexico.

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

Super Reviewer

½

"I can't see anything!" "There's nothing to see." Surreal, enigmatic and incredibly eerie and uncomfortable set of tangentially connected horror films, that resemble the short stories of Stephen King in tone and content (specifically, those found in Everything's Eventual). The way some of them feel incomplete is perversely one of the film's many strengths. More please.

Daniel Parsons
Daniel Parsons

Super Reviewer

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