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Five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who confront their worst nightmares - and darkest secrets - over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chad Villella ... Mitch
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin ... Jack
Kristina Pesic ... Sutter
Fabianne Therese ... Sadie
Nathalie Love ... Kim
Hannah Marks ... Ava
Dana Gould ... Raymond Kensington
Anessa Ramsey ... Bunny Kensington / Phone Operator
Susan Burke ... Betty
Davey Johnson ... Dale
Mather Zickel ... Lucas
Karla Droege ... EMT
Zoe Cooper ... Dispatch
Justin Welborn ... Surgeon
David Yow ... Danny
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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 a series of interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.

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No matter which road you choose, it's all going south.


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Rated R for bloody horror violence, language throughout and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

666 Road (Southbound) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,250, 7 February 2016

Gross USA:

$23,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,275
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Throughout production, the house used in "The Way In" housed cast and crew. See more »

Quotes

Daryl: What do you want?
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References In the Mouth of Madness (1994) See more »

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My Love
Written by Mickey Western
Performed by Mickey Western
Courtesy of Silver Buffalo Productions
(Segment "The Way In")
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Good Anthology Movie, Decent Horror Movie
27 February 2016 | by MattBirkSee all my reviews

As with any anthology movie, the good thing about them is if you find one of the stories unfulfilling, you only have to put up with it for no more than 20 minutes or so before moving onto the next one. That's not to say there were terrible segments here, but some were clearly better than others. Not only were most of the segments nice on their own, but there was an over-arcing storyline tying them all together in an intricate way. This really amped up the overall creepiness of being trapped in the middle of nowhere where 'evil' reigns supreme.

Of the five, "Jailbreak" seemed to be the weak link as a whole and felt anticlimactic. The story wasn't the best, but the real head-scratcher was the way it ended. It was kind of odd, definitely corny, and didn't really seem to tie into the overall story much. I won't spoil anything but I imagine most people will feel the same way.

"The Accident" and "The Way In" are without question the best segments. They were tense, graphic in a good way, and the most entertaining. The Accident was the best because it seemed to be the most plausible (even if it did stretch that notion towards the end). The idea of hitting someone with your car late and night and no one being there to help seems all to real. Amp that up with some grisly imagery & the obscure and you get something pretty wild and entertaining. Following these two are "The Way Out" and "Siren" (if you were a fan of this segment, I suggest checking out the foreign film, "Borgman").

"Southbound" might not reach the heights of legendary anthology movie, "Trick r Treat". Or have a truly memorable segment like "Safe Haven" (VHS 2). But it is an enjoyable 90-minute anthology film that comes together quite nicely when all is said and done.


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