Wrong Turn (film series)

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Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing all 5 films.
Directed by Rob Schmidt (1)
Joe Lynch (2)
Declan O'Brien (3-5)
Valeri Milev (6)
Produced by Stan Winston (1)
Brian Gilbert (1)
Erik Feig (1-4)
Robert Kulzer (1-4)
Jeff Freilich (2)
Jeffrey Beach (3,5)
Phillip J. Roth (3,5)
Kim Todd (4)
Music by Elia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (3-5)
Edited by Michael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (4-5)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (2003)
Summit Entertainment (2003–present)
Constantin Film (2003–present)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (2007-present)
Release date(s) Wrong Turn
May 30, 2003
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
October 9, 2007
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
October 20, 2009
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
October 25, 2011
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
October 23, 2012
Running time 455 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office Total (3 films):
$50,150,575

Wrong Turn is an American horror film series. The main plot follows various families of deformed cannibals who hunt a group of people in West Virginia, usually killing them all in horrific ways using a mixture of traps and weaponry for food. Three characters who have repeatedly appeared in the series are: Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye.

Films[edit]

Wrong Turn (2003)[edit]

Main article: Wrong Turn

In the first film, a group of six friends are stalked by One Eye, Saw Tooth and Three Finger. Chris Flynn (Desmond Harrington) is forced to make a detour after a chemical spillage on the road he had been travelling. He then makes a wrong turn and crashes into another vehicle which had already fallen victim to one of the family's road traps. Whilst searching for help the group discover the cabin belonging to the three inbreds. They are subsequently hunted down and killed one by one, but at the end, Chris Flynn and one member of the group, Jessie, make it out alive.

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)[edit]

The second film introduces a larger family of inbreds: Ma, Pa, Brother and Sister. Three Finger and the Old Man are the only returning characters from the first film. This time, the inbreds hunt down a group of reality show contestants who are taking part on a survival reality show. The Old Man from the first film plays a much more dominant role in this one. It's discovered that he is in fact affiliated with the inbreds, completely changing the meaning of his role in the first movie.

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)[edit]

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead features a group of prison officers and escaped convicts after the returning character Three Finger caused their transport bus to crash, allowing them to escape and take the surviving prison officers, Nate (Tom Frederic) and Walter (Chucky Venn) prisoner. Whilst fleeing, the convicts and their prisoners stumble across both a lost truck which had been transporting thousands of dollars, and Alex Hale (Janet Montgomery), who has been lost in the woods after Three Finger killed the rest of her friends. Eventually, Three Finger is killed by Nate and Alex. The one surviving convict, Brandon, convinces Nate that he was innocent all along, and in turn is allowed to go free. Sometime later, Nate greedily returns to collect the remaining cash from the armored truck. Brandon appears and betrays Nate, shooting him in the back with an arrow. While Brandon is collecting the cash, a cannibal comes up behind him, holding a crude club, and kills him. The Identity of the cannibal is unclear. However, the Director's Commentary of the fourth film confirmed that Three Finger died.

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)[edit]

The fourth film is a prequel to the first film. It focuses on a group of nine teenagers which take a wrong turn whilst riding their snowmobiles looking for their cabin. They end up in an old abandoned insane asylum which is still inhabited by a younger Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye. (The film provides back story to the three original killers and shows their childhood. It also shows how the three brothers and seven other mutants escaped.) The group of friends decide to spend the night in the asylum and they are attacked by the three brothers. By the end of the film, only two of the friends remain, but they are killed after they accidentally ride into a barbed wire fence whilst escaping. Their severed heads are shown flying through the air before Three Finger picks them up, throws them in the back of his truck, and drives away.

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)[edit]

It is revealed that Maynard is a serial killer who has been on the run for over thirty years, and is now in cahoots with the three cannibal brothers. He repeatedly refers to them as 'my boys' and his kin. Throughout the course of the film, the brothers attempt to break out Maynard and kill off the college students and Sheriff Angela Carter (Camilla Arfwedson), whilst the rest of the town are at the festival. The film ends with Maynard and the three brothers escaping with the blinded Lita (Roxanne McKee) as a captive.

Wrong Turn 6 (2014)[edit]

Main article: Wrong Turn 6

In March 2014 it was announced that a sequel to Wrong Turn 5 had been written and filming had begun in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1][2][3] Wrong Turn 6 is said to be taking the franchise in a new direction, and will not be directed by Declan O'Brian.[4] being produced by UFO International Productions,[5] written by Frank H.Woodward, and directed by Valeri Milev, cast includes Sadie Katz, Aqueela Zoll, Billy Shepperd, Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Joe Gaminara, Harry Belcher, Luke Cousins, Tabitha Luke Eardley, and Roxanne Pallett.[6][7]

Film Overview[edit]

Film Year Director Writer(s) Producer(s)
Wrong Turn 2003 Rob Schmidt Alan B. McElroy Stan Winston
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 2007 Joe Lynch Turi Meyer & Al Septien Jeff Freilich
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead 2009 Declan O'Brien Connor James Delaney Jeffery Beach & Phillip J. Roth
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings 2011 Declan O'Brien Kim Todd
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines 2012 Declan O'Brien Jeffery Beach & Phillip J. Roth
Wrong Turn 6 2014 Valeri Milev Frank H. Woodward UFO International Productions

Cannibals[edit]

Three Finger
Three Finger Profile Picture.jpg
First appearance Wrong Turn
Created by Alan B. McElroy
Portrayed by Julian Richings
Jeff Scrutton
Borislav Iliev
Sean Skene
Maynard Odets / Old Man / Timer
First appearance Wrong Turn
Created by Alan B. McElroy
Portrayed by Wayne Robson
Doug Bradley

The Wrong Turn film series has featured various different cannibals. They are always hostile towards any humans they come across (with the exception of Maynard) and show no remorse for their victims. The cannibals are shown to lack the ability to utter any words, but can still easily communicate with each other and operate vehicles. The Cannibals also tend to stay in groups with other mutants and breed together to form families.

Three Finger[edit]

Three Finger is the main antagonist of the Wrong Turn film series.

  • He was considered as the deformed mutant cannibal due to the toxic chemical that caused his birth defect alongside his two brothers. He made his first appearance in the first movie in Wrong Turn and served as the primary antagonist.
  • He the secondary antagonist in Wrong Turn 2: Dead End alongside with Ma and Pa.
  • Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead He serves as the primary antagonist again in the third film, he is trying to kill a group of hikers and prisoners, and he is killed at the end of the film, stabbed in the head with his hook and blown up on top of a car.
  • Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings and Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines He is also the primary antagonist again in the prequel films along with his two original brothers. During the series, he has been blown up, stabbed, impaled, and shot various times, and yet survived; he is also very skillful at creating traps that will instantly kill the victims before he finishes his cruel job on them. In addition, he also has the unnatural ability of regenerating.

Saw Tooth[edit]

Saw Tooth, like his two brothers, first appears in Wrong Turn. He is the biggest and strongest of the family. He is killed at the end of the first film and does not appear again until the first prequel, Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings and then Wrong Turn 5:Bloodlines.

One Eye[edit]

First appears in Wrong Turn. Just like Saw Tooth, he dies in the first film, and does not make another appearance until the fourth and fifth film.

Other Cannibals[edit]

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End introduces a family of four cannibals called Ma, Pa, Brother and Sister. The two young siblings are shown to have an incestuous relationship; Sister even gets extremely angry when she catches Brother spying on a human girl. Ma gives birth to a mutant baby before she (and the rest of her family) is killed. The movie ends with Three Finger caring for the baby. The baby becomes known as Three-Toe in Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. Three-Toe is killed by a group of convicts, and his head left as a warning. Three Finger finds Three-Toe's severed head, which makes him furious. He creates a shrine and leaves the head on display in his cabin.

Maynard Odets/Old Man/Timer[edit]

He appeared in the first two films, Wrong Turn and Wrong Turn 2: Dead End and later returned in the fifth film, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, is a reoccurring character in the Wrong Turn series, and is revealed and considers himself to be guardian of the mutants. He is the father of the main three, One-Eye, Saw-Tooth, and Three-Finger, as well as Ma and Pa. He took on the role of misleading victims into the family's direction to get killed. Two years later, he now patched things up with his family, possibly due to Saw Tooth and One Eye being killed. He had his own cabin in the woods and was still taking on the role of misleading victims, until his death in 2005.

Principal Cast[edit]

Character Film
Wrong Turn
(2003)
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
(2007)
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
(2009)
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
(2011)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
(2012)
Wrong Turn 6
(2014)
Three Finger Julian Richings Jeff Scrutton Borislav Iliev Sean Skene
Blane Cypurda (y)
Borislav Iliev  
Saw Tooth Garry Robbins   Scott Johnson
Bryan Verot (y)
George Karlukovski Danko Jordanov
One Eye Ted Clark   Dan Skene
Tristan Carlucci (y)
Radoslav Parvanov Asen Asenov
Chris Flynn Desmond Harrington  
Jessie Burlingame Eliza Dushku  
Maynard Odets / Old Man / Timer Wayne Robson   Doug Bradley  
Nina Papas   Erica Leerhsen  
Jake Washington   Texas Battle  
Dale Murphy   Henry Rollins  
Alexandra "Alex" Hale   Janet Montgomery  
Nate Wilson   Tom Frederic  
Kenia Perrin   Jennifer Pudavick  
Sara Washington   Tenika Davis  
Sheriff Angela Carter   Camilla Arfwedson  
Lita Marquez   Roxanne McKee  
Billy Brolin   Simon Ginty  
Danny   Anthony Ilott
Toni   Aqueela Zoll
Victor "Vic"   Rollo Skinner
Jillian   Roxanne Pallett

Reception[edit]

  • Wrong Turn received mixed reviews, with a 40% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and from other critics.
  • Wrong Turn 2: Dead End also received positive reviews. It currently holds a 78% fresh rating from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes based on 9 reviews and is the highest rated film in the series.

Steve Barton of Dread Central gave the film 4 out of 5 stars stating that the film "is a hot ticket for some gore-soaked backwoods mayhem that gets even better with repeated viewings and lots of booze". Bloody Disgusting stated that "what could have been a cheap and lazy cash-in turned out to be one of the year’s better genre offerings".

  • Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead: Although the third film was a commercial success, the reaction to this film was mainly negative. All four of the reviews reported by Rotten Tomatoes are counted as negative.[8] Bloody Disgusting said "If WT2 raised the bar, then WT3 lowers it right back down to where it was and possibly a notch or two lower."
  • Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings entered the DVD chart at number 13, selling 45,928 copies in its first week. To date the film has sold 143,000 units in America. The fourth film received 20% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines: Like the previous installments, received largely negative reviews. The film was criticized for the special effects and the story line, however it was praised for Doug Bradley's performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woods, Kevin (March 10, 2014). "Wrong Turn 6 now in production; House of Bad's Sadie Katz toplining cast". JoBlo. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ staff (March 7, 2014). "'Wrong Turn 6' Now Filming in Bulgaria!". Bloody-Disgusting. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ staff (March 8, 2014). "Fox Takes a Wrong Turn for the Sixth Time; Now Filming!". Dread Central. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Allen, Michael. "Cannibals Spotted in the Woods of Sophia,Bulgaria in Wrong Turn 6". March 12, 2014. 28 Days Later Analysis. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Blaney, Martin (March 17, 2014). "Blind Dates takes top Sofia prize: Wrong Turn 6 shooting in Sofia". Screen Daily. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ staff (March 11, 2014). "Exclusive First Look at the 'Wrong Turn 6' Set!". Bloody-Disgusting. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ staff (March 12, 2014). "Big Twisted Smiles on the Set of Wrong Turn 6". Dread Central. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-04-22.