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Roadkill 2 - Dead Ahead (DVD)
Member Name: angelboouk
Roadkill 2 - Dead Ahead (DVD)
Advantages: GREAT CAST AND PLOT
Disadvantages: SOME CHARACTERS FADE INTO BACKGROUND
Roadkill AKA Joy Ride 2 was released in February 2009. It was directed by Louis Morneau.
This is a review of the DVD film only though I will mention any extras at the bottom.
The DVD has a run time of 87minutes and is available in English, German, Spanish and Italian.
Subtitles are available in Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norweigan, Spanish, Swedish and English.
The film is a sequel to Roadkill. It is based around 4 friends on a roadtrip to Vegas to for a fun time. They don't count on their car breaking down in the middle of the dessert and search for a way to get back on the road.
After discovering an empty home, they borrow the owners car and leave a note. Needless to say, they have messed with the wrong guy. Rusty Nail is a trucker hell bent on making the friends pay and will stop at nothing to induce complete torture and pain.
Both myself and my partner love our films are our DVD collection proves this. From horror to comedy and lovey dovey films, we have the lot!
I was first introduced to Roadkill after I bought a triple boxset alongside The Hole and Wrong Turn. I really enjoyed it and when I spotted Roadkill 2 on ebay, I snapped it up. Needless to say, it is even better than it's first offering!
I will review the characters and the overall film.
Melissa (Nicki Aycox) is an actress I recognised from Jeepers Creepers 2. She is the main and most involved member of the group and is engaged to Bobby. Melissa is the sensible one and quite serious. As the film progresses, we see a different side to her, a strong and tough side that proves how far someone can go to protect others.
Bobby (Nick Zano) is an actor that I recognised but couldn't put a face to a name. I checked the trust IMDB and discovered he had acted in The Final Destination and Melrose Place. Engaged to Melissa, he is protective and doesn't tend to get involved with anything. His character fades into the background. He is quite hot though :)
Kayla (Laura Jordan) is not a very familiar actress but adds prettiness to the film. She is the sister of Melissa and is quite childish at the start though progresses to be serious as the film goes on. I cannot say she really stuck out to me.
Nik (Kyle Schmid) adds a punk/goth character into the film. After meeting Kayla on Myspace, he joins the group on their road trip. He acts very childish and has a big mouth. More along the lines of doesn't know when to shut up and regrets it later. He is humiliated and plays the role very well.
Rusty Nail (Mark Gibbon) has acted in the likes of X Men and Fantastic Four. He plays the trucker who we never really see. The voice is deep and dark and send shivers up my spine. He is evil, saddistic and really someone you don't want to mess with. His actions are those of a mad man and the voice suits the character very well.
These are the main character as any others are just walk throughs and have no importance. The film being set in the dessert is your first clue that something sinister is going to happy. The big trucks also impose fear and are overpowering.
It is a case of how far you will go to potentially save someones life and some of the actions demanded by Rusty are weird and freaky and he does not let anyone get in his way.
The characters are all played well with Melissa standing out more than the others. The overall film is well thought out and I cannot fault it. It is your typical road trip thriller/action movie that does not fail to deliver on the scare scale.
*Price and Availability*
Currently cheapest price on ebay is £7.99 buy it now.
Amazon buy new from £4.99 or used from £4.49
I have not personally watched these though the disc includes :
The Making of the film, the makeup of horror, storyboard.
The film is classified 18 which is understandable as it contains gore and blood!
Thanks for reading
Summary: A PERFECT SEQUEL