Wrong Turn (2003)

Directed by Rob Schmidt.  Written by Alan B. McElroy.  Starring Eliza Dushku, Desmond Harrington, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers and Lindy Booth.

Plot: 6 people are hunted by inbred cannibals in the backwoods of West Virginia


The original Wrong Turn deserves a place in your Halloween marathon this year.  None of the sequels are worth shit, but the original was excellent.

6 young people go into the forest and not all of them come out.  We’ve seen it before, but this one is classic.  2 people, Zegers and Booth, drop off pretty quickly, but if you want to see them “happily-ever-after” watch the remake of Dawn of the Dead.  Same peeps and in my opinion, cuter in that one.

Anyway, down to 4, you have the handy stranger, Harrington, who is particularly cute while whipping out his skills and hard work and self-sacrifice. There’s the final girl, Dushku, who knows when to move and how to be quiet and cuddles up right to the stranger when it’s necessary even though she just met him 5 minutes ago.  There’s Sisto, who is honestly the smartest of the bunch since he never wanted to go into the inbred-from-the-outside house.  And there’s his girlfriend, Chriqui, who listens well enough, but won’t stop whining.


It’s a good formula and a perfect little cast of very pretty people.  It’s not so much scary as it is tense, but the kills are nice.  One negative though – the killers are virtually unstoppable.  I hate that and DJ downright loathes it.    It’s good for what it is though.  A disgusting movie with a horrible motive that’s fun to watch.

I give it a 72/100.  DJ only a 54.


About TaraRomero

I love 28 Days Later and insist that they are zombies. Infected zombies, but zombies. It's not like they're coming back, are they? No. I also have a strange obsession with Brainscan because I have a stranger obsession with Edward Furlong (mostly pre-drugged up Edward - bless his heart, I've met him and he's lovely and I'll love him till I die). Besides horror I'm addicted to writing about everything I see and think and feel. Also, I read a lot and watch too many game shows. Currently reading Poe and watching Idiotest.
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