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Freeway is a Fearless Modern Fairy Tale [The Rabid Dog’s House]

The Rabid Dog’s House is a recurring feature at Wicked Horror where contributor Justin Steele uncovers hidden gems, lost classics, and overlooked indie offerings. Flying solo or with his co-host Zena Dixon, he will discuss an array of topics covering film, literature, and television. Check out the latest installment below. In this episode we’re looking back at 1996’s Freeway!

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Directed by Matthew Bright, Freeway is a dark comedy that puts a modern spin on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon) is a teenager doing the best with what life has given her. After her mother (Amanda Plummer) is arrested yet again, Vanessa decides to run away and live with her grandmother. Unfortunately, her car breaks down, and she is forced to accept a ride with Bob (Kiefer Sutherland), a child psychologist with a dark side. After their car ride turns sinister, Vanessa is forced to yet again struggle to live her own life.

Join Justin and Zena below as we discuss the hilarity and horror that is 1996’s Freeway!

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Written by Justin Steele
Justin Steele is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. His focus was the representation of women and minorities in contemporary media. In addition to writing, he hosts the 411popCulture channel on YouTube. He enjoys Rep Theatre and once performed on Broadway. He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio with his 15-year-old cat. He is a die-hard horror fan with a particular affinity for slasher films.
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