Overall Rank: 4102
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 41
Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/2004
Genre: Horror, Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa
Actors: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden, Billy Asher, Amber Smith
Plot: For the past 20 year, Frank has reluctantly driven his family to his mother-in-laws house for Christmas. This year he decides to take a shortcut, which will be the biggest mistake he has ever made. -- Chris Kavan
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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/29/2011
Horror flick with some humor thrown in
CJP - wrote on 02/14/2009
Independent horror typically comes with bad acting. Thus, it is excusable here and the dialogue is humorous enough to slide by and keep one entertained. The big problem with the film is the final twist. The first twist is easy enough to figure out, but the second is just plain annoying and saps what credibility is left right out the window (but they must set up the sequel, right?!?). This is too bad since it had a chance to end several times on a more than spooky note. Sigh.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/30/2008
Nifty independent thriller that has a brooding atmosphere and plays clever tricks with its audience, though the audience also has to endure Lin Shaye's awful performance. Final Grade: B-
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 05/24/2022
"THINGS I WANT TO DO WHEN ALL THIS IS OVER:
1.) BUY AN ATARI
2.) BE THE COOLEST GRANDFATHER EVER."
'Dead End' is an early 2000s horror movie at its finest, with all the familiar tropes and questionable character decisions that we have been exposed to, but I guess it is a product of its time. Even then, not to say this doesn't have any creepy factor. It's basically about a family during Christmas time who gets lost while driving through a creepy forest and can never find a way out. It's an endless nightmare.
The movie has got a great atmosphere, where darkness fills up most of the screen. The movie does have a dark sense of humor, which surprised me. Although, one terrifying visual is seeing one of the family members being kidnapped and seen in the back of a moving car screaming …
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