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Exclusive clip: A deadly roadside stop in “TAILGATE”

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A family faces extermination in the Dutch psychothriller seeing U.S. release this week.

Written and directed by Lodewijk Crijns, and made prior to the similarly themed UNHINGED, TAILGATE will be released to theaters, virtual cinemas and on VOD/digital platforms this Friday, July 30 by Film Movement. Jeroen Spitzenberger, Anniek Pheifer, Willem de Wolf, Roosmarijn Van Der Hoek, Liz Vergeer, Truus Te Selle and Hubert Fermin star; the synopsis: “Hans [Spitzenberger], his wife and two young children hit the highway on a trip to visit family. After getting stuck behind a slow-moving van, he recklessly starts to antagonize the eerily stoic driver, blaring the horn and riding his bumper. Little does he realize that he’s just crossed the wrong motorist–a deranged madman who sets out to teach Hans a lesson he’ll not soon forget. Lured into an alarming game of vehicular cat and mouse, a simple family road trip turns into a deadly obstacle course in this nerve-wracking, pulse-pounding thriller.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.