RYDE (2016) Reviews and overview

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‘This may be your last ryde.’

Ryde is a 2016 American horror-thriller film directed by Brian Visciglia (Malady) from a screenplay co-written with Dustin Frost and Kat Silvia. It stars David Wachs, Jessica Michél and Ronnie Alvarez.


Technology brings us closer. Or perhaps it brings strangers, a little too close. But how much can you really trust someone? With a new ride share service, you never know who will be getting in a car with. Or if you’ll ever get out…


Ryde is a brutal yet enjoyable horror thriller that succeeds mostly due to an intense performance from David Wachs as the killer. The film features mean spirited kills, some T&A, and is a whole lot of fun. What more can you ask for? If you dig serial killer movies, give Ryde a shot.” Pop Horror

” …beautifully shot lighting isn’t all Ryde has to offer. This film also doesn’t shy away from unapologetic violence. Paul is a kill crazy psychopath slaughtering his way through birthday partygoers, bachelorette partygoers, and just partygoers. Paul will curb stomp anyone having a pleasant evening. For anyone who enjoys death in their horror movies, Ryde will make you very happy.” Nerdly

Ryde is unhealthily obsessed with brutality against women specifically, with one scene featuring Paul punching a passenger so much that her head tears off. Once you lose count of how many times Paul slams a woman’s face into something to bloodily knock her unconscious, you know you’re in deep with a one-trick movie. And that one trick isn’t entertaining at all.” Culture Crypt

Ryde is an occasionally stylish (it’s impossible not to think of Michael Mann when watching the rain-reflected midnight L.A. combined with a mildly tragic electronic score), but ultimately unsatisfying slasher which borders on torture p*rn far more frequently than it bothers to explore a dark soul. It’s black of heart and morally confused, and really not worth 84 minutes of your time.” Critical Movie Critics

Main cast:

  • David Wachs – Malady; The Jinn
  • Jessica Michél [Serfaty] – V/H/S Viral
  • Ronnie Alvarez
  • Kyle Thomas Schmidt
  • Veronica Loren
  • Delpaneaux Wills
  • Valerie Lynn Smith
  • Dylan Taylor
  • RiRia
  • Chance Guess
  • Chloe Catherine Kim
  • Ayesha Perry-Iqbal
  • Gayathri Iyer
  • Dennis Nicomede
  • Claudia Funk

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