Anyway, back on point. The new Aussie horror flick Road Train is coming out sometime in 2010 and the film by Dean Francis is getting its world premiere tonight at the Dungog Film Festival. Can't wait to hear reactions since this supernaturally-themed thriller, which stars Xavier Samuel, Sophie Lowe and Bob Morley, could indeed be another Joy Ride quality thriller. Dare I suggest it could even be as good as Steven Spielberg's Duel? I think we're pushing it there.
Road Train - the name given to ultra-large trucks that roam the roads of this country - has been picked up by Fangoria Magazine in America and will screen in their "Fangoria FrightFest" according to Empire. The curious thing to note is that it will be receiving a name change and will go from being called Road Train to, er, Road Kill.
Going around in circles, aren't we? Are there no more titles left to choose from that they have to just keep recycling old ones and repurpose them for different countries?
I have included the trailer and it looks quite good. Sure, there's a bit of silliness on display - namely the use of the word "vastness" and "the truck took you" moment made me chuckle - but it looks like it actually has a budget and that they're going for some real genuine terror moments. Plus, looking at Xavier Samuel for 90 minutes is always going to boost a film's worth.