Dead End (2003)

Dead End (2003)

GENRESAdventure,Horror,Mystery,Thriller
LANGEnglish
ACTOR
Ray WiseLin ShayeMick CainAlexandra Holden
DIRECTOR
Jean-Baptiste Andrea,Fabrice Canepa

SYNOPSICS

Dead End (2003) is a English movie. Jean-Baptiste Andrea,Fabrice Canepa has directed this movie. Ray Wise,Lin Shaye,Mick Cain,Alexandra Holden are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2003. Dead End (2003) is considered one of the best Adventure,Horror,Mystery,Thriller movie in India and around the world.

For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It's the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car - its driver invisible - carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell.

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  • Creepy, hilarious n pretty satisfying horror film.

    Fella_shibby2018-06-05

    I first saw this on a dvd in 2005. Revisited it recently on a dvd which i own. The twist is really good for first time viewing. The suspense n dread is maintained throughout. The isolated car in an isolated road in the middle of a forest was damn creepy. Viewers r transported with the Harrington family. Ray wise n Lin Shaye were amazing. The second viewing allowed me to laugh more. The fighting between the elder couples, the way Lin Shaye describes in drawing the dead body parts of her daughter's boyfriend, the gunshot scene, the confession of the extramarital offspring, Shaye's admittance that she couldnt satisfy her husband's sexual fantasies n now that she will allow her husband to sexually use her any which way he likes, Shaye massaging her exposed brain n enjoying the feel of it like an orgasm, etc. were filled with black humour. I had kept a track on the directors' work but unfortunately the directors jus disappeared. The female who played the ghost was hot but she too unfortunately disappeared.

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  • Horror with style, wit and charm

    Rogthepost2005-03-24

    When this movie started my heart sank a little. It's going to be another of those, "People in car take a wrong turn, encounter one sort of slasher or other." How wrong I was, and what a little gem this film is. True, the occupants of the car do take a wrong turn, Frank Harrington is taking his family and his daughter's boyfriend to spend Christmas with his in-laws, but there this movie parts company with your average gore-fest. This, I believe, is for three reasons. The writers gave the cast great lines to read; the blood content is actually very low for such a film, and finally, it was inspired not to fill the car with swinging teens, but use a mixture of youngsters and, shall we say, more mature citizens. I'll not go into plot lines, but if you're like me, this movie will leave you with a satisfied grin on your face.

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  • This is a heck of a good little movie!

    mrush2004-12-12

    This movie was a nice surprise.I had never heard of it but it was one of those DVD boxes that catches your eye when you go to rent something.It turned out to be a great little movie.I call it "little" because it doesn't have a cast of thousands or ten bazillion special effects.But the cast is excellent and the effects simple but very effectively done. This is a road trip from hell movie.5 people set out on Xmas eve for their relatives house and spend the night caught up in a nightmare that wont end.This movie gets right to it,no 20 minutes wasted on the setup.The family is in the car and on the road as the movie begins and it doesn't look back.I can't speak too much of the plot or it will give the whole movie away.Suffice to say the plot is sort of mind bending once it becomes clear to you. This movie proves you don't need a computer to generate your movie and 100 million dollars to make a good one.See this movie.Its a keeper!

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  • Finely crafted, intelligent horror with excellent cast

    Logan-222004-11-20

    Dead End is an excellent example of what you can do on a low budget with a small cast and just a few locations. Mystery and horror are perfect genres to excel under these conditions, and the filmmakers here take full advantage, crafting a wonderfully paranoid, claustrophobic and eerie dream-like atmosphere. The movie is totally character driven, and we spend a lot of time getting to know and care about the main characters. The gore was minimal, but effective, and there is one truly horrifying gore effect (you will know it when you see it). The plot involves a family of four (plus the daughter's boyfriend) on their way to the mom's relatives for Christmas Eve. The father (Ray Wise) decides to take the "scenic route" and after a near head-on collision with another vehicle in the first few minutes, they pick up a ghostly hitchhiker, and soon after, the horror begins. The family is seemingly trapped on a deserted, heavily forested country road, unable to find their way out... Saying anything more will spoil your enjoyment of the film. Watching the characters react to their steadily worsening situation is a true pleasure, as they convey the film's sense of horror, shock and panic far better than any cheap gore effects or man in a rubber monster suit ever could. As the story progresses, the characters reveal dark secrets about themselves that really add to the fun... things they would not have said were things not looking so grim! I really loved this movie, up to a point. The ending was predictable, clichéd and a big letdown after spending so much time invested in the characters trying to escape their fate. However, almost everything up to that point was a lot of fun, especially the dialogue, which was FANTASTIC. The main cast was GREAT, especially Ray Wise and the actress who played his daughter. Everyone was great except Steve Valentine, who apparently cannot act any different (or better) than his character on TV's Crossing Jordan. The female doctor at the end wasn't very good, either (I thought it was Shannon Tweed until I read the end credits!). Thankfully, these two don't appear until the end, which kind of sucked anyway (though their rather poor acting didn't help matters, it was ultimately the script's fault). The minimalist instrumental music is really creepy and worth mentioning. I give Dead End an "8" out of 10. With a revised ending, it could have easily garnered a "9" or "10." In a sea of brain-dead garbage "B" and grade "Z" horror movies, Dead End stands out at the front of the pack. I wish more low budget horror movies could be this finely crafted and intelligent. This movie is definitely highly recommended viewing for aspiring low budget filmmakers and horror fans.

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  • A Great Low Budget Horror Movie

    claudio_carvalho2004-07-01

    On the Christmas Eve, Frank (Ray Wise) is driving with his family, composed by his wife Laura (Lin Shaye), his son Richard (Mick Cain) and his daughter Marion (Alexandra Holden) and her boyfriend Brad (Billy Asher), to have the Christmas dinner at the home of Frank's mother-in-law. Frank, asleep, decides to drive through an unknown shortcut using a secondary road, where the weirdest things happen with his family and him. This low budget movie is terrific: although the story passes basically in a car and on an empty road, it is tense, scary, having a dreadful atmosphere, being certainly on of the best in the genre. The screenplay is excellent, having many ironic lines, the direction is tight and the cast is very sharp, alternating funny and frightening situations. This film is highly indicated for fans of `The Twilight Zone', `The Others', `Abra los Ojos', `El Espinazo del Diablo' and `X-Files'. The situation of Frank's family on the road without finding their destination or even an exit recalls Paul Hackett unsuccessfully trying to get home in `After Hours'. I saw on the cover of the DVD that this movie was awarded with many prizes in minor Festivals. My vote is eight. Title (Brazil): `Rota da Morte' (`Route of the Death')

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