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The Road Virus Heads North (2004)

After purchasing a macabre painting at an estate sale, retired horror novelist Richard Kinnell suffers nightmarish consequences.

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Dave Brock

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Dave Brock (screenplay), Rebecca Brock (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dennis Dalen Dennis Dalen ... Richard Kinnell
Dolores McDougal Dolores McDougal ... Trudy Kinnell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Brock Matt Brock ... The Road Virus
Alan Christy Alan Christy ... Bobby Hastings
Pat Elisar Pat Elisar ... Tourist
Sylvia Hutson ... Judy Michaud
Trip Plymale Trip Plymale ... Earl Diment
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After purchasing a macabre painting at an estate sale, retired horror novelist Richard Kinnell suffers nightmarish consequences.

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Some Things Keep Coming Back...Like Viruses.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Nominated for a Student Academy Award (Narrative Category) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2005. See more »

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Version of Umney's Last Case (2006) See more »

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one of the best King adaptations I've seen
2 September 2006 | by zinesandskafiendsSee all my reviews

I saw a rough cut of this short many years ago with a friend-of-a-friend of the director. I expected an amateur attempt at Hollywood horror but was pleasantly surprised at how professional the film looked. Most of the major studios that have attempted to transfer Stephen King's work to film have produced mediocre efforts at best, but this little indie film got the tone and pacing down perfect. The screen writing was true to the short story, and the special effects worked quite well. I can honestly say that Road Virus is one of the best King film adaptations this jaded horror fan has seen. I highly recommend it to anyone who has given up hope of seeing decent Stephen King movies.


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