Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Southbound Review Driving A Long...What Da Hell?
The Way In as a family on vacation is having a terrible time when masked men come knocking wanting something.
Southbound has great moments to gross you out or freak you out. Tying together the film is stronger in some places rather than others. Really though, each story is its own and nods and says hello like in the recent Tales of Halloween.
We won't really give too much love for the theme as it didn't play much part of the film and neither and connection. Sure, it's tighter than past anthology films with someone reading a comic or telling stories, but when you ask why it needed to be it falls flat. Some horror directors wanted to collaborate, the end, we guess.
Southbound has does great horror film moments, but lacks a story or characters to connect with at it's fast pace. Stories just end, because for some reason they do leaving more questions than answers. We believe the town near all the bad stuff going on is the home of demons...we guess. Fun for a rental, the film won't win best horror film, more of just a nice nail-biter to watch. Radio Silence's story just didn't have the same feel as their work from VHS and makes me question if we should watch the Devil's Due.
All roads lead to Hell in Southbound and you can't look away when they do.
Out February 5th in theaters and VOD February 9th.
SOUTHBOUND directors Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath, and Radio Silence will participate in Q&A's after the following screenings: Feb. 5 – Fine Arts 7:30; Feb. 9 – NoHo 7:30; Feb. 10 – Monica Film Center 7:30; Feb. 11 – Playhouse 7:30.