A New Horror Anthology With A Woman-Directed Segment? Count Us In!
By: Rachel Shatto
Southbound, a new horror anthology from the folks behind V/H/S, has hit VOD today. So why are we so excited about it? Besides the fact that we’re suckers for horror anthologies, this one features a segment by a female director, Roxanne Benjamin. This film marks Benjamin’s directorial debut — and it looks dope! You can rent Southbound now on Amazon and iTunes.
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Synopsis: “Weary travelers confront their worst nightmares — and darkest secrets — over one long night on a desolate stretch of desert highway in this spooky anthology that merges five tales of death and mayhem on the open road.
Mitch and Jack are on the run from their past when they turn up, blood-splattered, at a lonely roadside diner; an all-girl rock group called Siren must rely on the kindness of strangers when their tour van breaks down at the side of the road; a harried businessman is desperate for help from an unusual 9-1-1 operator in the aftermath of a car accident; a frantic gunman bursts into a bar demanding to know the whereabouts of a girl in a photograph; all hell breaks loose when masked men interrupt a family vacation.
These interlocking tales of terror and remorse are rooted firmly in the logic of “Twilight Zone” and EC Comics morality plays, each one winding seamlessly into the next. The result is original, cohesive, and consistently fun — a Möbius strip of ghoulish frights on an endless road.”