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

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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.

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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.

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I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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