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rhett
10-13-2008, 04:48 AM
Ahhh, road revenge movies. Whether it's a semi-truck that just won't quit or a hitchhiker thumbing at lunacy, it's a genre that takes the expanse of the American Dream and sends it crashing into depravity. After the quiet word of mouth success of John Dahl's original JOY RIDE, Fox has come to the well once more with JOY RIDE 2. And why not? The road horror genre has been consistently solid over the years, and with Dahl's film one of the finer examples of the genre, the odds seem pretty good.

In case you're not entirely sold on the genre, we've got 3 copies of JOY RIDE 2 to giveaway. All you've got to do is tell us, what's your favorite road revenge movie, and why?

Whether it's an episode from THE HITCHHIKER, the "thanks for the ride" segment from CREEPSHOW 2 or a full film like ROAD GAMES, DUEL or THE HITCHER, anything's game here. Just tell us in this thread and be automatically entered into our random drawing.

The contest closes a week from today on Sunday, October 19, when our next contest starts up.

So, once again, what's your favorite road revenge movie, and why?

MorallySound
10-13-2008, 04:56 AM
Death Proof. Stuntman Mike and his badass ride, nuff said.

indiephantom
10-13-2008, 04:57 AM
One of my favorite subgenres.

As for my personal favorite: it's the original version of THE HITCHER. It's got so much atmosphere, aided by a very moody score and sound design and beautifully ominous photography from the great John Seale. Rutger Hauer is one of the most menacing villains of all time. This is one of those films that you experience with the central character. Truly edge of your seat stuff. There are so many clever twists and the film is just so damned great. I remember watching it on video with my (best friend at the time) when I was about 17. I loved everything about it, and received a VHS copy from same friend for a birthday gift soon after.

I have to give honourable mentions here to Spielberg's incredible DUEL and the amazing BREAKDOWN by Jonathan Mostow. I like ROAD GAMES, DEATH PROOF, JOY RIDE, and THE CAR, also.

KamuiX
10-13-2008, 05:09 AM
Duel...I have fond memories of being really freaked out by it as a kid when it would come on cable. The idea of a nameless, faceless killer trying to kill you with an 18-wheeler is a damn awesome premise, and thankfully their were some competent people behind it to pull it off.

Hellbilly
10-13-2008, 05:09 AM
Duel because its the granddaddy of road/revenge movies and has always been a personal fave of mine.

Ash J. Williams
10-13-2008, 05:12 AM
Hitcher. It's great.

Workshed
10-13-2008, 05:51 AM
Death Proof is quickly becoming a favorite of mine in the road revenge genre. I actually like the extended version best, even though I originally was lukewarm to it when I saw the theatrical cut.

Why do I like it? Kurt Russell, Jungle Julia, and Zoe Bell's awesome stunts!

ZoSo
10-13-2008, 06:07 AM
The Duel. Fond memories of seeing it on TV as a kid. The scene in the diner always freaked me out for whatever reason.

gyhorrorfan07
10-13-2008, 06:20 AM
I liked The Hitcher. It had great suspense and a cool maniacal villain. I enjoyed it better than the remake.

onebyone
10-13-2008, 06:23 AM
I am going with Wild at Heart because there's a road and some revenge so it's close enough. Why is it the best? The soundtrack. The Cage. The romance. The accent of Laura Dern. The jacket. The weirdness. The Elvis. The cinematography. The desperation. It's perfect.

Mortis
10-13-2008, 06:25 AM
"Thanks for the ride, lady!" That guy rules.

Rockmjd
10-13-2008, 06:31 AM
Duel is the best but I'll always have a soft spot for "Thanks for the ride lady!"

old-boo-radley
10-13-2008, 06:37 AM
Creepshow's 2 "Thanks for the Ride Lady". Why? Because it's the shit, that's why.

othervoice1
10-13-2008, 06:49 AM
I will go with Duel because it may be the best made for TV movie ever done. It created a great sense of tension and dread all without any big special effects or blood. I also find it interesting that Spielberg called Jaws his sequal to Duel.

Katatonia
10-13-2008, 07:26 AM
Duel as far as "road revenge" movies are concerned here. I just love the overall look of the film, the subtle tension in the script, and the bleakness of it all. It's practically a perfect film that works well in all areas, and in that...it hasn't aged at all.

bwana the clown
10-13-2008, 07:59 AM
Oh my god, so hard to pick this one, with so many great movies out there. Tying for 2nd place are Duel, Mad Max and The Hitcher, but based on the number of repeat viewings I've given it, I'll have to go for Hitch-Hike.

rxfiend
10-13-2008, 08:24 AM
Race with the Devil was pretty good.

fattyjoe37
10-13-2008, 09:28 AM
The Hitcher

addicted2dvd
10-13-2008, 11:30 AM
I would have to go with the "Thanks for the Ride" segment from CREEPSHOW 2... why? because I never tire of seeing it. So that says a lot right there.

ekent
10-13-2008, 02:15 PM
The Hitcher, even if Eric Red was involved ;)

maskull
10-13-2008, 03:10 PM
Duel. I had never seen it up until a couple of years ago. I'd heard the hype about it. I expected to be disappointed after all the glowing reviews, I wasn't at all. I should've had more faith. The man made Jaws after all!

marcx
10-13-2008, 03:46 PM
the original Hithcer for sure...

booper71
10-13-2008, 03:52 PM
This is my favorite, it has seemed to me at the time to be a good Hitchcockian style horror/mystery with red herrings throughout. Also had Jamie Lee Curtis in it prior to her leaving the horror industry for many years.

Lone Wolf
10-13-2008, 03:54 PM
Duel for me. The truck used in the movie has always comes to mind when someone says road rage.

frankmon
10-13-2008, 04:17 PM
Satanists going after pre-yuppie couples. A cheesy mobile home. "Hot Lips" trying to play against type. Peter Fonda semi-sober. An ending telegraphed from the opening credits.

And last, but not least, the late great Warren Oates looking embarrased (but not sober)in the film and yet still a bad-ass.

I will admit that when I was 9 my dad took me to see it and it scared the crap out of me.

baggio
10-13-2008, 04:23 PM
I would have to choose Breakdown with Kurt Russell. With the great late J.T. Walsh. Pretty intense film, & although its a movie, its quite a plausible scenario.

Mind Games 1989 is pretty good too for little unknown film.

boycrieswolf
10-13-2008, 06:26 PM
As redundant as it may sound, I'm gonna have to vote for the original Hitcher. Just re-watched this the other night for the first time in a long while and it still holds up surprisingly well. Rutger Hauer is such a creepy psycho in this, and C. Thomas Howell is very convincing as the mentally tortured driver pushed to the limits. A classic for sure.

X-human
10-13-2008, 08:07 PM
I'm tempted to say Joy Ride because of Leelee Sobieski but I'm going to go with Haute Tension.

Darkside
10-13-2008, 09:56 PM
Creepshow's 2 "Thanks for the Ride Lady". Why? Because it's the shit, that's why.

Agreed and my vote too!

CrazyFatEthel
10-13-2008, 10:10 PM
Vanishing Point, cause its a freaking classic!!!:fuck:

bigdaddyhorse
10-13-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm leaning towards the segement in Creepshow 2 as it's the one that left the biggest impression on me, and would be the most quoted as well.

Death Proof is really growing on me. I wasn't blown away in the theater, but really was grooving on the extended cut.

I like onebyone's "outside the box" thinking with Wild at Heart too, what a great mindfuck movie that is!

Duel gets so much love, and I can't remember shit from it.:nervous: For this reason I'm going to go watch it right now (thanks to the library and the conicidence I have it from them this week, maybe it's a sign!:eek:), then come back with a clear winner between that and Creepshow 2.:)


EDIT: Duel is a great flick, but it's not enough to overtake Creepshow 2. Thanks for the ride lady!

soxfan666
10-13-2008, 10:30 PM
Breakdown for me.

Shannafey
10-14-2008, 03:16 AM
Though not totally a revenge film, the series became what I feel to be the movies that are the epitomy of revenge films! I still love the original Deathwish. The sequel is a stronger revenge film, but I like the original best!

Mutilated Prey
10-14-2008, 03:26 AM
Creepshow 2 - Thanks for the Ride Lady. When the dood is just a bloody nasty skull like lickin' the chick n' stuff in the end - :lol:

dwatts
10-14-2008, 03:35 AM
Wow, lots of love for Duel. Not seen that in years......

WhatTHEhell19
10-14-2008, 11:20 AM
I would have to say my favorite is Duel. I just love everything about the film. It always comes to my mind when I pass a truck on the highway. A close second choice would be Breakdown. Kurt Russell = win.

spawningblue
10-14-2008, 07:49 PM
Have to go with the first half of Jeepers Creepers. Some really good scares with the creature stalking the brother and sister on the highway. And the truck is creepy as hell with its BEATINGU license plate.

Joy Ride, Duel, Creepshow 2, The Hitcher, and Breakdown are all really good as well. This one was hard.

Harry Warden
10-15-2008, 01:18 AM
Duel is my favorite road revenge movie. I remember seeing this when I was 9 or 10 years old. To this day, it still has the same impact. This film is downright scary. I remember watching an interview with Spielberg about his direction of this film. He talked about how he literally mapped out a 15-20 mile stretch of road in the Mojave desert and had it closed so that he could film the truck scenes. Execs at Universal thought he was crazy. They insisted that he could never finish this film with his lofty goals, much less do it on location. Not only did he complete the film, he did it in 13 days and came in under budget. His creative genius really shows in the final result. IMO, It is some of the most realistic road footage ever put on film.

moogong
10-15-2008, 04:49 AM
I would have to go with I Spit On Your Grave. Rarely do movies make me cringe but the one particular scene in that movie can have me doubled over holding my little man.

Second place would go to Death Proof. I like the first half of the film much better than the second but the ending is perfect.

thrashard76
10-15-2008, 08:08 AM
Duel, because it's a movie that seemed hopeless for the dude in the tiny rice burning car. I really was pulling for him to outwit his big rig stalker.

SaviniFan
10-15-2008, 02:27 PM
Another vote for Duel. Dennis Weaver was excellent in the lead role.

nixriddler
10-16-2008, 01:45 AM
Without a doubt, the best film in this genre is Robert Harmon's 1986 classic "The Hitcher!" Three stellar performances from eighties icons, atmosphere to spare, and oodles of subtext make this one really click. Oh, and it's fucking terrifying!!!

stl7dust
10-16-2008, 04:36 AM
Hitch-Hike with David Hess. The ultimate raw nature and brutality is proving worth.

DrHerbertWest
10-17-2008, 03:36 AM
Just watched The Hitcher a couple nights ago and it easily gets my vote. Fantastic atmosphere and Rutger is in top form, as well as Howell. Awesome stuff!

Bristlebane
10-17-2008, 04:17 PM
I would have to go with the Hitcher. Whenever I think about picking up someone that is hitchhiking, that movie always comes to mind and I keep going.

Johnny Macabre
10-18-2008, 04:35 PM
I'm not original on this one and I will go with DUEL. I love the way Spielberg makes the truck the monster of the movie. In fact, Duel is really a monster movie in my mind.

Honorable mention to Grindhouse with the Tarantino segment.

Cosmo
10-18-2008, 07:59 PM
I'm a sucker for Joy Ride. That movie came out seven years ago, and a few friends of mine and I still imitate Ted Levine's "Rusty Nail" voice.

My personal runner-up would be the remake of The Hitcher, because Sean Bean rules. (And I'll admit it, I've never seen the original Hitcher. Shame on me.)

rhett
10-19-2008, 06:03 PM
Random.org has done its deed...here are the winners:

X-human
moogong
Mutilated Prey

Each person will receive a copy of JOY RIDE 2. Congrats to you, and thanks to everyone else who once again made this a fine thread for future reference.

New contest coming right away!

Mutilated Prey
10-19-2008, 06:19 PM
Wella Hello!!!

So many people to thank. First I'd like the make a call out to the folks at the academy, and then little Jojo - really couldn't have done it without him. And then there's my girl Betty - we did it baby!

Thanks!

onebyone
10-19-2008, 06:33 PM
Congrats to the winners!

indiephantom
10-19-2008, 08:22 PM
Enjoy the ride winners!

addicted2dvd
10-19-2008, 08:29 PM
Congrats! http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2803/thumbup6ly.gif

Workshed
10-19-2008, 08:59 PM
Congrats to the winners; let us know how it is.

Mutilated Prey
10-19-2008, 09:31 PM
I think I still have to watch the first one :hum:

moogong
10-19-2008, 11:43 PM
Woohoo! Thrashard and I were DVD hunting today and I was telling him I needed to pick up a copy of Joyride 2. Thanks, Rhett!

Katatonia
10-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Congrats to the winners!

I think Random.org just doesn't like some of us. :D

rhett
10-20-2008, 12:01 AM
As long as you blame that site, and not me, we're cool :D

Remember when bigdaddy had his contest reign of 2007? You guys are due.

Hellbilly
10-20-2008, 12:09 AM
Congrats!

X-human
10-20-2008, 12:10 AM
You like me! You really like me!

Harry Warden
10-20-2008, 12:33 AM
Congrats to the winners.

Darkside
10-20-2008, 01:46 AM
Sweet, congrats guys!!!

baggio
10-20-2008, 05:30 PM
Congrats to all winners.

spawningblue
10-20-2008, 08:39 PM
Congrats guys!

thrashard76
10-21-2008, 10:04 AM
Woohoo! Thrashard and I were DVD hunting today and I was telling him I needed to pick up a copy of Joyride 2. Thanks, Rhett!

Yep, true that. Congrats to everyone who won.