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"Rusty Nail is back on the road again looking to punish injustice at every turn - and this time it's with a group of hotheaded street racers on their way to the Road Rally 1000. As they drive through a desolate shortcut on the way to the race, an encounter with Rusty turns sour and soon he is tracking, teasing and torturing them until the end of the road."

Just two days ago, Fangoria released four exclusive photos of graphic nature from the upcoming sequel in the Joy Ride series. This grisly installment lands on Blu-Ray, DVD, and VOD later this month, on June 17th. Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs. Jason) will play the antagonist, Rusty Nail, in hopes of making the character creepier than ever before. He also did a Q&A with Fangoria stating "My backstory on Rusty was that he was either a stockbroker or a lawyer in the city and life became too intense for him, so he decided to chuck it all and become a trucker. That works because he’s a solitary guy and doesn’t want people messing with him. So when people do [mess with him], both the anger and the intelligence come out of him. There’s a lot to play around with in Rusty so I’d love to reprise the role." To read the full interview, visit

These photos look gnarly enough to get me to check this out. I've gotta admit that I never saw the second movie (Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead 2008), due to lack of interest. This one however, looks like if nothing else, it'll be a bloody good time. So I've got plenty of time to watch the previous film before this one comes out in two weeks. Although they're standalone features, it's stillwise to get caught up and be prepared.

Do these photos make you want to see Joy Ride 3? And how do you feel about Jason Voorhees from Freddy Vs. Jason playing Rusty Nail?


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