Followed by Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008). Lewis Thomas is college freshman embarking on a cross-country road trip during summer break to pick up his girlfriend Venna. Along for the ride is Lewis' brother Fuller, a practical joker who uses the car's CB radio to play a cruel prank on a lonely trucker known only by the handle Rusty Nail. The victim of Fuller's gag turns out to be a psychotic murderer and soon the brothers are being pursued by the relentless stalker, who gets his revenge in gruesome fashion.
Director: John Dahl
Writers: Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn and Paul Walker
More info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206314/