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Exclusive: Watch the First Seven Minutes of TIFF Horror Sensation ‘Southbound’

Exclusive: Watch the First Seven Minutes of TIFF Horror Sensation 'Southbound'


It’s rare to find a horror anthology with no weak links, which is just what you get from this collection of interconnected terror tales traveling down dark desert highways. Each of the five stories—directed by Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner, Patrick Horvath and the Radio Silence collective—dovetails with the next, creating a sense of unifying narrative flow while also offering individualistic frights. All deliver the goods, though the highlight is Bruckner’s “The Accident,” a grisly hospital-horror piece guaranteed to make you squirm.

READ MORE: Watch: All Roads Lead to Hell in Terrifying ‘Southbound’ Trailer

After making considerable noise at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, “Southbound” is sure to illicit screams from the public when it is released in theaters on February 5 and iTunes and VOD on February 9.

To drum up some terrifying anticipation, Indiewire is excited to debut the first seven minutes of the buzzed-about indie horror flick. Equal parts eerie and uncomfortable, the film’s opening sparks curiosity about what is to come of the characters and their scary situation.

The official synopsis reads: “On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers—two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation—are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.”

The film is the latest horror experiment from the producers of the wildly successful “V/H/S” anthology series. Watch the first seven minutes of “Southbound” below.

READ MORE: Watch: Why ‘Southbound’ Producers Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska Choose to Be Indie (TIFF Talk)

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