This week is our first attempt at a horror anthology discussion as we examine the film "Southbound", a collection of five different stories focused around a veritable highway of the damned. Each traveller faces their own personal version of hell with varying degrees of effectiveness and originality. In the end there are only a couple of true standout moments as a majority of the film dips into standard horror fare. The film is worth viewing particularly for the short entitled "The Accident" however the other stories will do little to excite a seasoned horror audience. While not truly offensive in it's mediocrity you may be better served by fast forwarding to "The Accident" and letting us spoil the rest as we pick apart the best and worst elements of the film.
June 28, 2017