Southbound Reviews

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July 20, 2019
A ghoulish stretch of road that's worth revisiting again and again.
May 22, 2019
While the film can't escape some of the inevitable issues that always plague these episodic movies, its consistency makes it the best horror anthology to come out since Trick 'r Treat.
May 7, 2019
It has an amazing sense of homage without ever really trying to reference The Twilight Zone, and, at the same time, it's an entity all of its own.
November 9, 2018
Still, Southbound does deliver when raising signals of suspicion, atmospheric chills, head-scratching symbolism and a startling presence of isolation in the form of a stretched out highway presumably heading to the halls of hell.
November 3, 2018
Feels like an incomplete exercise in Twilight Zone pastiche. If you're down for 90 minutes of blood soaked comeuppance, satanic cults and alternate realties, then the film might be of interest. Otherwise, non-genre aficionados beware.
August 8, 2016
Abstract and eerily incomplete, Southbound unfolds in a place where Marienbad heads south to the Twilight Zone and Dead End, and where moral failings collide with macabre consequences.
June 23, 2016
A powerful variation on the multi-story film. SOUTHBOUND is five horrific stories, each of which fades into the next.
March 18, 2016
The horror anthology Southbound is a hit-or-miss affair, a bunch of half-formed ideas that never coalesce into a satisfying shocker.
March 8, 2016
Southbound, is terse, significant work, efficiently felling frights and dread in a manner that may even resound with general audiences as well as genre aficionados.
March 7, 2016
It's a solid shocker throughout, with horror icon Larry Fessenden as our radio DJ guide to the menacing morality lessons.
March 7, 2016
There's something beautifully sandy and gritty about the majority of Southland's stories. America's highways are a never ending dustbowl of horror, interspersed with sad motels and grim gas stations and the atmosphere is enjoyably unsettling.
March 7, 2016
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.
March 7, 2016
Like practically every horror anthology in existence it doesn't totally hit the mark, but Southbound on the whole is a demented, weird and occasionally hilarious selection of genre shorts.
March 4, 2016
The much hyped anthology horror... ties five stories together as strangers running from their guilt collide on a stretch of desert highway that isn't all it appears to be. The linking is done brilliantly, especially between our two favourite segments.
March 4, 2016
Most anthology films have ups and downs. It's almost inevitable. Southbound is more even and has more connective tissue than most, but it does feature one segment that singlehandedly justifies seeing the whole movie.
March 4, 2016
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).
February 29, 2016
Southbound strives for unity and mostly succeeds.
February 19, 2016
There's 120 minutes of this lazy, unmotivated stuff.
February 19, 2016
To the littlest detail, it's derivative - and, worse, not scary.
February 18, 2016
Southbound ramps it up with a lot of panicky, US-brand xenophobia and-I'm assuming, given the film's general sense of despair-the terror that comes from realizing things were actually better in the Nixon era.
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