By MICHAEL GINGOLD
A Dutch production that predates the similarly themed UNHINGED is coming to the States.
Film Movement gives TAILGATE, which played FrightFest and the Sitges Film Festival in 2019, its U.S. premiere in theaters, virtual cinemas and on VOD/digital platforms July 30. Written and directed by Lodewijk Crijns, it stars Jeroen Spitzenberger, Anniek Pheifer, Willem de Wolf, Roosmarijn Van Der Hoek, Liz Vergeer, Truus Te Selle and Hubert Fermin. 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.” See the international trailer below the poster.