Southbound – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: 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.
Our Thoughts: Southbound features a series of disturbing tales, which all take place in the same desert. Each story of which has some tie to past transgressions by those involved.
From the truly bizarre, to the terrifying, Southbound gives us some of the best kinds of stories horror has to offer. It reminded me of the Twilight Zone in someways, with the desert being an unusual place, where truly strange and horrible things are a regular occurrence.
The tales are threaded in a unique way for anthology horror, as they lead seamlessly into each other, rather than being separated stories. Most of the effects were practical, I believe, and executed perfectly. Much of the acting in the film was outstanding. Chad Villella who plays Mitch was excellent, as was Mather Zickel who played the confused and desperate Lucas. Horror fans, especially those of anthology style horror, will not want to miss Southbound. It’s a fun, terrifying film with a good amount of replay value.