The anthology horror pic Southbound has been making waves on the festival circuit since its TIFF debut in September, but it finally sees theatrical release Friday from The Orchard. That’s good news for horror fans but terrible news for the film’s protagonists, whose mistakes and bad actions come back to haunt them in a series of five interlocking morality plays set on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
Part Tales From The Crypt and part Twilight Zone, the film features many of the creative teams behind the V/H/S series, including Radio Silence, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Roxanne Benjamin, and David Bruckner, along with writer Susan Burke, and The Pact 2‘s writer-directors Dallas Hallam & Patrick Horvath. Interested? Yes, of course you are, and you’re in luck — we have an exclusive clip from the segment “Sirens.” Watch it above.
Directed by Roxanne Benjamin and written by Benjamin & Susan Burke, “Sirens” follows the three members of rock band the White Tight when their tour van breaks down on a lonely road in the middle of the desert. Lead singer Sadie seems to be the only one wary of the kindness of strangers — especially when they seem to know more about the band’s past than humanly possible. In the clip, we see them shortly after their van breaks down as an eerily friendly couple stops to offer advice and, perhaps, some unwanted assistance.
Southbound hits theaters February 5 and will be available on demand beginning February 9.