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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

SOUTHBOUND [2015]

Veterans of the V/H/S series trail off on their own with the very satisfyingly creepy anthology Southbound.
Set on a deserted highway, this is five interlocking tales about sinful folks who are facing their worst nightmares in what seems to be a endlessly looping form of purgatory.
With the exception of Trick 'r Treat and the second V/H/S, I haven't really been at all impressed with horror anthologies so this collection of disturbingly twisted tales came as a very pleasant surprise.  What most films in it's genre lacks, this one packs some strong horrific creativity to match it's interesting storytelling while actually managing to leave a lasting impression of dread.  There's numerous minor flaws but when all is said and done, it's an entertaining ride into hell that meets all of what little expectations I had.

3½ shitty 911 calls out of 5

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