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Credits
  • Director: Jason Banker
  • Producer: Jason Banker, Elizabeth Levine, Adrian Salpeter
  • Screenwriters: Jason Banker
  • Cast: Sara Anne Jones, James Davidson, Jim Driscoll, Whitleigh Higuera, Damon Johansen, Andy Martin, Scott Rader, Jamie Siebold, Donnie Simmons
  • Cinematography: Jason Banker
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART13
  • UPC: 854555004255
  • ISBN: 9781939196125
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 76 minutes (Feature), 31 minutes (Bonus)
  • Audio: 2.0 Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Color: Color
  • Bonus material: Audio Commentary with Jason Banker, James Davidson, Jamie Siebold, Scott Rader, and Jorge Torres-Torres, Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Featurette, James Davidson and Sara Anne Jones Audition Video, DUI Story, Shotgun a Beer clip, Trailers, 8-page collectible booklet
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A different kind of American independent horror film, the hypnotic TOAD ROAD, presented by Elijah Wood and his SpectreVision production company, unfolds like a hallucinatory cross between the sexual candor of Larry Clark and Harmony Korine, and the backwoods creep-out of The Blair Witch Project. Young James kills time with his small town druggie friends, engaging in excessive chemical intake, until he meets sweet new arrival Sara. But just as James wants to abandon the narcotics life, Sara wants him to take her further into mind-altering experimentation…and she also wants him to introduce her to the sinister local legend of Toad Road, a spot deep in the forest that is apparently home to the Seven Gates of Hell. Writer-director Jason Banker’s debut is a unique fusion of documentary-like realism, and otherworldly, haunting rural terror. Unlike any other film you’ll see this year, TOAD ROAD is a mesmerizing trip.

Reviews

“This movie can work its way under your skin.” – AVManiacs.com

“The year is quickly coming to an end and I am ready to say that TOAD ROAD is my pick for Film of the Year, 2013.” Cinesploitation.com

“TOAD ROAD can open you up whether you’re ready for that experience or not.” – DocTerror.com

“An engaging film that defies easy categorization.” DVDTalk.com

“An oddly affecting take on drugs and urban legends.” – DVDVerdict.com

TOAD ROAD is the first unique horror film to come along in years.” – LAWeekly.com

“An uncomfortably authentic drama.”  The New York Times

“Amazingly effective.” – Popmatters.com

 “Well made…frighteningly real.” – RockSchockPop.com

“This film has something that can’t be faked: a true feel for the broken, tragic fury of life needlessly squandered.” – SlantMagazine.com

“There’s enough going on here to suggest repeat viewings might reward curiosity.” – Variety

“More genuine and disturbing than any Blair Witch-style hokum.” – The Wall Street Journal

Screenings
2012 - Nocturna: Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival
2012 - Gerardmer: 20 Festival International Du Film Fantastique
2012 - Cinefamily's Nightmare City - Special Presentation
Awards
2012 Fantasia International Film Festival - Cheval Noir Award: Best Director
2012 Fantasia International Film Festival - Cheval Noir Award: Best Actor
2012 Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival - Best Picture
News

CinemaBlend.com – TOAD ROAD clip and poster

DreadCentral.com – Follow TOAD ROAD into theaters

DailyTrojan.com – Indie horror film to feature amateur actors

Vocativ.comAmerican Ghost Story: The Brief, Eerie Life of Model Sara Anne Jones

VIDEO – Sara Anne Jones in Death Cab for Cutie’s “Stay Young, Go Dancing”

Director Interview

Bloody-Disgusting.com – Interview with director Jason Banker

Fantasia International Film Festival – Video interview Jason Banker

Vice.com – Interview with Jason Banker and Elijah Wood

About the Director

Jason Banker is an independent filmmaker living in New York City. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he has a BFA in photography from York College. Jason was an associate producer on Jonathan Caouette’s award winning film Tarnation and cinematographer for All Tomorrow’s Parties and Teenage Paparazzo. Focusing on youth culture, Banker documents his subjects’ reckless journeys of self-discovery.

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Watch on Demand
Credits
  • Director: Jason Banker
  • Producer: Jason Banker, Elizabeth Levine, Adrian Salpeter
  • Screenwriters: Jason Banker
  • Cast: Sara Anne Jones, James Davidson, Jim Driscoll, Whitleigh Higuera, Damon Johansen, Andy Martin, Scott Rader, Jamie Siebold, Donnie Simmons
  • Cinematography: Jason Banker
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART13
  • UPC: 854555004255
  • ISBN: 9781939196125
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Rating: NR
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 76 minutes (Feature), 31 minutes (Bonus)
  • Audio: 2.0 Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Color: Color
  • Bonus material: Audio Commentary with Jason Banker, James Davidson, Jamie Siebold, Scott Rader, and Jorge Torres-Torres, Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Featurette, James Davidson and Sara Anne Jones Audition Video, DUI Story, Shotgun a Beer clip, Trailers, 8-page collectible booklet
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