The Road (English Subtitled) R

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Three teenagers go missing in an abandoned road after a joyride gone wrong in a haunted road. Luis Medina is the police investigator assigned to the case. In the course of his investigation, Luis finds the remains of another victim in the same abandoned road. The corpse is identified to be that of one of two sisters who both disappeared ten years before.

Starring:
TJ Trinidad, Carmina Villaroel
Runtime:
1 hour 50 minutes

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The Road (English Subtitled)

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Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Director Yam Laranas
Starring TJ Trinidad, Carmina Villaroel
Supporting actors Marvin Agustin, Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards, Lexi Fernandez, Louise de los Reyes, Derrick Monasterio, Ynna Asistio, Renz Valerio, Jaclyn Jose, John Regala, Allan Paule, Lloyd Samartino, Gerald Madrid, Ana Abad-Santos, Dex Quindoza, Mae Fajardo, Dave de Mesa
Studio Freestyle Digital Media
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Rental rights 7-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

So the movie has a great twist in the end.
Starrlight15
After all, Yam Laranas is fluent in English so I suppose there would not be a problem communicating with American staff.
Crazy Funky Wild
Three distinct but related stories are told in this unusual horror film.
Robert G. Splaine Jr.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Sawin VINE VOICE on May 22, 2012
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When you first strap in for "The Road," you're left with this sensation that everything is about to go wrong. In the meantime though, you get to soak in just how beautiful the Philippines really are. As the opening credits slowly roll on, there's is nothing but lush green scenery and the sound of wind chimes becoming louder and louder. It is literally the calm before the storm.

Luis (TJ Trinidad) is given a medal by the mayor for exceptional work on the police force despite his unorthodox ways. As his friends on the force discuss celebrating, Luis is distracted by a woman who desperately seeks closure on a twelve year old case that was never solved involving her two missing daughters. Elsewhere, Ella (Barbie Forteza) is dragged along with her cousin Janine (Lexi Fernandez) and her boyfriend Brian (Derick Monasterio) as they try to teach Janine how to drive. The abandoned road they practice on has its own horrendous past as it chooses to play mind games with the three teens. As Ella and her friends turn up missing, missing persons cases that haven't been solved in years are reopened including the twelve year old case and an undiscovered murder from thirty years ago.

"The Road" is divided into three parts devoted to different time periods; 2008, 1998, and 1988. Starting from the present and working towards the past actually works extremely well for the Filipino film. Questions that come up during its 110-minute duration are revealed with every ten year jump back in time. It's a bit difficult to get a read on how cheesy the movie is going to be early on, especially during one particular moment in 2008. It had this "Jeepers Creepers" kind of vibe at first, but thankfully that didn't last. Things do eventually not only get better, but become downright terrifying.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert G. Splaine Jr. on June 28, 2012
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Three distinct but related stories are told in this unusual horror film. Three young people are lost on a deserted road. Two young women get assistance from a stranger when their car breaks down. A young boy is held captive by an abusive mother. The three parts of the film are all woven together to tell a story. This one can be pretty creepy and is not for everyone. This is another in a series of recent efforts of this genre that tell a scary story in a way that does not make it standard horror fare. If you appreciate a bizarre horror film with a unique way to tell a tale, you may like this one.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By legrand on July 11, 2012
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This movie is classified as "HORROR" but it's not. This movie is a Drama Thriller movie. The movie goes a little bit slow but the the acting and the story will keep you watching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aria Araya on October 28, 2013
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I love asian horror, and being filipino bred raised in the states, this was a treat! My brother had ordered this a year ago as I knew nothing about this. We watched it and we loved it, that I had to order my copy. A great story of a childhood gone wrong with a great twist at the end. The story is well told, and keeps you glued to the tube. Watching this movie brings back memories of being at the Philippines, but for a country not known for horror films, as the big 4 (Japan, South Korea, China, Thailand) dominates the asian market, this is one excellent horror film!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ezrahi on May 16, 2012
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This is a psychological suspense thriller. Not perfect but worth 5 stars IMHO. I recommend it to fans of slow burn, creepy, ghost stories. Must watch.
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By N. Baker on April 30, 2014
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I really cannot describe this film without spoiling it for you. Impeccable cinematography, amazing plot, terrifying and very original. A true psychological horror film that is right up there with Jacob's Ladder and The Shining.
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By Carl Manes on January 31, 2013
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Filipino director Yam Laranas mixes atmospheric terror with outright shocks in his latest feature, THE ROAD. An unsolved missing persons case is re-opened when three teens disappear off of the same fateful road twelve years later. What the police will discover is more horrifying than anyone could have imagined, with a string of deaths spanning over two decades! Once Laranas has established his dark, oppressive mood, he never lets up, and follows through with a steady stream of haunting images that will chill you to the bone. The story unfolds in three seemingly unrelated stories, which have been carefully tied together in the end to reveal the sinister secret behind each of the mysterious deaths. Laranas takes a timely approach in introducing each new set of characters, allowing his talented cast to bond with the audience before they meet their inevitable demise. The end result is a well-told ghost story that easily stacks up against its Japanese equivalents JU-ON and RINGU in the terror department.

-Carl Manes
I Like Horror Movies
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The Road follows policeman Luis, who has just been awarded for his exceptional investigation skills. Luis is approached by a woman looking for information on her daughters that went missing years ago. As Luis digs into this case, he connects it to a recent case. The Road is a slow-burning, creepy horror film, that may be a bit too slow times.

The Road works as a supernatural and psychological horror film. The film tells three connected stories , all clearly defined. (i.e. It will tell you when a new part starts.) The first part of the film is an excellent slow-burning horror segment; it's a creepy part with great tension and foreshadowing. I particularly enjoyed the "ghost car" segment and a scene where a ghostly figure creepily runs towards two characters- slowly and hauntingly with the two characters facing the other way, leaving me tense and in awe. The second part of the film had a serial killer vibe, and was also creepy; however, this part seemed to move at a much slower pace and feels a bit more empty. The last part is a psychological segment that finishes off the film with a great twist, mixing tension and creepiness. This film is the definition of a "slow-burner", so don't go in expecting consistent jump-scares, etc. The acting was good, and the cinematography was beautiful.

Overall, The Road is an above-average horror film; it may be too slow at times, but it offers a creepy storyline with haunting imagery. As of 1/4/13, this film is available on Netflix Streaming, I recommend a rental considering the pacing, unless you enjoy slow-paced horror films.

The Road has strong violence and blood.
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