Southbound 2015 Review

Southbound is a horror movie released in the year 2015. It is a combination of 5 short horror movies which are loosely bound together. The movie generally received positive reviews.

Southbound shows us multiple stories of weary travellers, who are lost on the road. Some sections of the movie can get a little boring sometimes, but mostly it has a real tight grip.

The movie touches or at least tries to touch all aspects of horror.

IMDB: The reviewers from IMDB give the Southbound 2016 6/10 stars, which makes it above average.

Loved all the segments, with “The Accident” being my favourite. This is a well written, shot, directed and performed feature. Highly recommended.

It was scary, gory, and messes with your mind, all at once, and it’s perfect.

“Southbound” is not for all tastes, but if you like horror movies and the uneasy feeling and sudden blasts of ‘scare’, this one is for you. It is better than many mainstream films of the genre and should be in many more theaters. But be sure to wear a slicker to protect from blood spatter.

This is one of those rarities I will watch again and again over the years.

Huge hats off to those who gifted us with this. This is how good horror can be and I truly hope it finds its way to a far higher place in this world than the vast majority of horror that tends to cross my eyes these days.

But the tales themselves were sometimes a little difficult to follow, with too little exposition. One seemed incoherent. And … exactly what was the role of the woman we see using the pay telephone?

 

Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie 71/100 with average rating of 6.6/10 and 65% of its users liked the movie Southbound 2015

Southbound strives for unity and mostly succeeds.

“Southbound” packs a punch.

Despite its occasional slack, Southbound is still tightly knotted where so many other films of its type are frayed at the seams.

This entertaining-enough quartet of loosely interwoven terror tales falls right into the middle ground of horror omnibuses, with no outright duds but no truly memorable (or scary) segments either.

For all its gore and violence, stabs at tension and nightmarish intrigue, the film proves a slow-going, largely unsatisfying ride.

“Southbound” is something you don’t see much anymore: an anthology horror film. Its five segments do what they’re supposed to do – unsettle you – but as a bonus, they also leave you wanting more.

Of all the top critics on Rotten Tomatoes we can see there has been 1 negative and remaining positive reviews.

Metascore gives the movie 58

Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out, Southbound serves up another deliciously bloody twist.

Tacking the weakest segments onto the end of the film may leave some viewers exiting the theater with a shrug, but the interesting bits are original enough to stick.

The segments, though short, are nastily effective.

Southbound is yet another contemporary horror film that belongs to seemingly every era but its own.

Dennis Harvey reviewed the Movie for Variety as:

This entertaining-enough quartet of loosely interwoven terror tales falls right into the middle ground of horror omnibuses, with no outright duds but no truly memorable (or scary) segments either.

Our Take:

We simply loved this movie and most of its segments. If you go into the movie with no background knowledge, it comes off as quite a good surprise.

The movie begins with a punch, and carries on with its momentum for most of the part. Southbound has tried to rope in every type of monster that we know of.

Southbound comes as one of the few horror anthologies that actually work. Its filled with blood and gore. People expecting jump scares might not enjoy the movie much. But anyone for whom horror is proportional to the amount of blood split in the movie are certainly going to love this one.

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