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Wrong Turn

A movie directed by Rob Schmidt

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Inbreeding in West Virginia? Noooooo!

  • Nov 28, 2008
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Chris Finn is late for an appointment and stops at a gas station to use the phone (doesn't work) and checks out a map that shows a dirt road that leads around the large traffic jam blocking the only highway to his destination. Taking this backwoods shortcut, a short way up the road he literally runs into another vehicle in the middle of the road. Two couples and the requisite single female are stranded there when their car ran over a strand of barbed wire seemingly placed in the road on purpose. Finn, the single woman, and one of the couples leave the scene of the accident to try and find assistance, leaving the other couple behind at their vehicle.

Now we have the formula of city folks looking for excitement in the country both stranded and divided, in the backwoods of West Virginia. Why would anyone look for a phone where there are no power lines whatsoever? Simple, to create this kind of suspense in a slasher/thriller movie in which the blood will soon fly and the city folks soon die.

Spectacular mutants, a squealing stupid girl, stupidly brave and clueless men, and some nice knife and axe work blend together to give us this bloodily entertaining movie with just the right allotments of gore, cheese, and stupidity. Definitely entertaining splatter for those who appreciate the genre.

Mmmmmmm. Long Pork. Don't check the fridge for any snacks!

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January 26, 2009
How is this any different than any of the other wrong turn movies? Its got its own subgenre going, and its not one I'm especially fond of either. Sort of an outgrowth of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE--never go around the redneck house type of thing. Seriously. I'm not being sarcastic, I'd just like to know what makes it worth the time.
 
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review by . December 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****    As a film that includes cannibalistic hillbilly psychopaths as one of its major pleasures, "Wrong Turn" is one of those many movies that just-plain reminds you of "Deliverance" from the minute it starts to the minute it ends. I'd even say it's a knock-off of "Deliverance" all-together; but at that, it's a self-aware "Deliverance" knock-off, and we don't get many of those.    Director Rob Schmidt tries his best to make the film interesting, …
review by . May 19, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Eliza Dushku     Cons: ..     The Bottom Line: This one will keep you awake while you're watching it        More hot babes, psycho killers and bad choices. Life goes on. First we find our hot hunk doctor-wanna-be, stuck in traffic and needing in the worst way to get to Raleigh, I assume N.C., for an interview. Got your choices, wait in the traffic jam and be late or follow some unpaved, dirt road, through the mountains and …
review by . January 16, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
Scarry, suspencful and not cheesy! Yes, horror movies are still watchable. I rented it because im an Eliza Dushku fan, and I wasn't even sure what this movei was about, but it turned out I lovded it!  It was quite scarry, and I rarely get scared. The part where the kids are hiding under the bed in the kilers house, while they drag in their dead friend and prepare her for dinner is unbelievable......I had to pause the movie, to catch my breath.  Great stunts, and good acting from …
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Starring Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto
Directed by Rob Schmidt
Writer:  Alan B. McElroy
2003

Product Description
An indescribable nightmare begins when a group of young friends is stranded on an isolated road deep in the Appalachian hills of West Virginia, with no hope of rescue. Desperate and fearing for their lives, the horror surges as they find themselves relentlessly pursued by a force of evil beyond their imagination! Featuring a hip ensemble of up-and-coming young stars, this blood-curdling epic is a shock-a-minute horror rush that will leave you screaming for more!

Cast Members

Desmond Harrington as Chris Flynn
Eliza Dushku as Jessie Burlingame
Emmanuelle Chriqui as Carly
Jeremy Sisto as Scott
Lindy Booth as Francine
Kevin Zegers as Evan
Julian Richings as Three Finger
Gary Robbins as Saw–Tooth / Himself
Tyler Garling as One–Eye
Wayne Robson as Old Man
Yvonne Gaudry as Halley Smith
Joel Harris as Richard "Rich" Stoker
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Director: Rob Schmidt
Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 30, 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Alan B. McElroy
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
Runtime: 1hr 24min
Studio: Summit Entertainment, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
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