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The Road

  R HD Closed Captioning

Yam Laranas

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Plot Summary

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. Luis must dig deeper into the secrets and mysteries of the ghosts lingering in the dark of the desolate pathway in order for him to find the three missing teens. As the mystery unravels, Luis discovers a history of brutality and murders that will cast shake him to the core.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 15
  • Fresh: 10
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A powerfully atmospheric blend of ghostly encounters, horrific situations and missing-persons mysteries from the Philippine director Yam Laranas. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, May 10, 2012

Fresh: This low-budget shocker eventually pays off, displaying just enough narrative ingenuity to compensate for a cinematically crude and logistically sketchy deployment of the requisite blood-and-guts mayhem. – Rob Nelson, Variety, May 10, 2012

Fresh: The film's three-pronged narrative does a fair job of laying a spooky groundwork for the revelatory emotional sadism that lies behind most acts of evil; it just takes a bit of clunky exposition to get there. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2012

Rotten: For a spell, the film gets by on its unpretentious flair for atmosphere, even its disconcerting nonsensicality. – Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine, May 6, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Creepy & Disturbing

THE ROAD is by far one of the best horror films I"ve seen in ages. I'm a big fan of THE SHINING and THE ROAD plays around in the same vein of horror.
It's creepy, unsettling and distrubing. It's absolutely beautiful--getting it in anything but HD is a sin--and makes that beauty work to chill you to your core. The story stretches two decades, delving into the creation of a monster. Bottom line though: it's the creepiest movie I've seen in ages. Loved it!!

Beautiful and Haunting, get it in HD

The New York Times gave this a rave review and branded it a NYT Critics' Pick. One of the best ghost story/ psychological movies we've seen in years!! The HD version is totally worth the price given the breathtaking and extremely haunting imagery. Don't expect a slasher horror movie -- this one's got depth as well as thrills.

Don't get fooled like I did...

This is a horrile movie. Poorly made, bad acting, and even worse story. The previous reviews are definitely biased and can't possibly be serious. Don't waste your money!

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2012

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