Joy Ride 3: Roadkill Blu-Ray Review! Is The Third Time The Charm For Rusty Nail?

I’m going to admit something, I’m a sucker for a straight to DVD horror film. I love people doing stupid things, I love when they run up the stairs instead of down, I love the gratuitious shots of teenagers getting killed while having sex, it’s an eye rolling kick. Horror films are a mixed bag, if I jump a couple times… I’m good. I don’t expect much else. I like the scares not the gore. Just me.

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So when I say Joy Ride 3: Roadkill on blu-ray I said to myself… Yep, that’s one to watch. Rusty Nail is back kids, and just as irratated as the first time he saw Paul Walker. Joy Ride 3:Roadkill starts out wonderfully with a pair of ill fated lovers smoking some dimestore crack, and I only say dimestore, because, really where else would these hooligans have gotten their crack? The crack runs out and they put out a message to the truckers of the world who apparently have crack everywhere. That ends just like you would expect. With the two junkies holding onto the sides of a truck waiting for their imminent death.

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Where do we go from the crack smokers… Oh… The glory. The main plot has a bunch of soap opera hotties heading to a road rally of sorts. People get slashed, they get murdered, pretty much when you see a character introduced, you’re just waiting to see how they are going to get offed. There’s enough nudity to keep people interested and enough gore as well.

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If you don’t love the idea of kids getting hacked to bits by a giant truck driver named Rusty Nail, I don’t know if Joy Ride 3: Roadkill is for you. As a horror thriller, I would have liked a little more plot to go with my killing, but really, let’s be honest. It’s Joy Ride 3, you only watch Joy Ride 3 for the killing. And in that respect, it’s not half bad. The low budget leanings actually work to the films advantage. It makes the killings a little more fun and gives them a little more edge.

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Joy Ride 3: Roadkill hits blu-ray with a pretty decent high definition transfer. The colors are sharp and crisp and darker blacks are rich. The details are also sharp especially in the lighter scenes.

There are a few notable special features including Riding Shotgun with Declan: Director’s Die-Aries which is a short featurette with the director, Road Rage: The Blood, Sweat and Gears of Joy Ride 3 which is an 11 minute making of doc, a few deleted scenes, Finding Large Marge a three minute featurette on one of the character actresses in the film, director’s commentary and a Pre-Vis Sequence which shows a scene without the visual effects.

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Overall, while I wouldn’t rank Joy Ride 3: Roadkill on the list of the all time greatest thrillers, it’s not a bad film if you like horror thrillers. If you do, then you pretty much know what you’re going to get going in. All I have to say is, if a stranger in a diner says, “don’t take slaughter ally to Canada” people… Just listen!

Joy Ride 3: Roadkill is out now on blu-ray.

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