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TransSiberian Rides the Rails of Confined Tension [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 with a little bite. 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 2008’s TransSiberian!

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TransSiberian is a 2008 psychological thriller directed by Brad Anderson and starring Emily Mortimer, Woody Harrelson, Kate Mara, Eduardo Noriega, and Ben Kingsley. After completing a Christian mission in China, Jessie (Mortimer) and Roy (Harrelson) decide to take the train from Beijing to Moscow to reconnect with each other before returning home. Jessie is a bit more cautious around others while people person Roy befriends seasoned travelers Carlos (Noriega) and Abby (Mara). After an unfortunate error causes Roy to separate from the group, weary Jessie must rely upon the quiet Abby and overly flirtatious Carlos in a foreign country. A sudden crime leads Jessie right into the path of a suspicious detective (Kingsley) eager to find out what Jessie is hiding at any cost.

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A character-driven piece starting as a slow burn that rapidly rides off the track, TransSiberian is an examination of the terrifying trap one can fall into when trying to cover up a lie. TransSiberian is for the horror fan that enjoys an anxiety-driven feature that peels away layer after layer of suspense within a claustrophobic setting.

Join Justin and Zena below as they discuss 2008’s TransSiberian!

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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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