Wrong Turn (film series)

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Wrong Turn (film series)
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing the first five 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 (16)
Robert Kulzer (16)
Jeff Freilich (2)
Jeffrey Beach (3, 5, 6)
Phillip Roth (3, 5-6)
Kim Todd (4)
Written by Alan B. McElroy (1)
Turi Meyer (2)
Al Septien (2)
Connor James Delaney (3)
Declan O'Brien (4-5)
Frank H. Woodward (6)
Music by Elia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (36)
Cinematography John S. Bartley (1)
Robin Loewen (2)
Lorenzo Senatore (3)
Michael Marshall (4)
Emil Topuzov (5)
Martin Chichov (6)
Edited by Michael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (4-5)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Don Adams (6)
Cameron Hallenbeck (6)
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (12)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (36)
Release date
2003 – 2014
Running time
545 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office Total (3 films):
$50,150,575

Wrong Turn is a franchise of six American slasher horror films created by Alan B. McElroy. All six films focuses on various families of deformed cannibals who hunt a group of people in West Virginia by killing them all in horrific ways and using a mixture of traps and weaponry for food. Three cannibals who have appeared in every Wrong Turn films are: Three Finger, Saw Tooth, and One Eye. The original Wrong Turn film was released in 2003, and is later followed by two sequels and three prequels that lasted up until 2014.

Films[edit]

Wrong Turn (2003)[edit]

In the first film, a group of six friends is stalked by One Eye, Saw Tooth and Three Finger. Chris Flynn (Desmond Harrington) is forced to make a detour after a chemical spill on the road. He makes a wrong turn and crashes into another vehicle which had already fallen victim to one of the family's road traps. While searching for help the group discovers the cabin belonging to the three monstrous mountain men and are hunted down one by one.

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

The second film introduces a larger family of cannibals: Ma, Pa, Brother and Sister. Three Finger and the Old Man are the only returning characters from the first film. This time, the cannibals hunt down a group of reality show contestants who are taking part in a survival reality show.

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

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead features a group of prison officers and convicts. The returning character Three Finger causes the transport bus to crash, allowing the convicts to escape and take the surviving prison officers, Nate (Tom Frederic) and Walter (Chucky Venn) prisoner. While fleeing, the convicts and their prisoners stumble across a lost truck which had been transporting thousands of dollars, as well as Alex Miles (Janet Montgomery), who has been lost in the woods since Three Finger killed the rest of her friends. Eventually, Three Toes (Three Finger's son) is killed by Chavez[who?]. Three Finger finds Three Toes's severed head, which makes him furious. He creates a shrine and leaves the head on display in his cabin. The one surviving convict, Brandon, convinces Nate of his innocence, and is set free. Some time later, Nate returns to collect the remaining cash from the armored truck, and is shot in the back with an arrow by Brandon. While Brandon is collecting the cash, he is killed by a cannibal. Alex is the only survivor of this film. It was revealed in the director's commentary for Wrong Turn 4 that Three Finger died in the ending of Wrong Turn 3.

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

This film provides the back story to the three original killers and shows their childhood. It also shows how the three brothers and several others escaped. The story focuses on a group of nine teenagers who take a wrong turn while riding their snowmobiles looking for their cabin. They end up in an old abandoned insane asylum which is still inhabited by Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye. The friends decide to spend the night in the asylum and they are attacked by the three brothers. By the end of the film, all nine teenagers are dead.

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 Maynard out of jail and kill off the college students and Sheriff Angela Carter. (Camilla Arfwedson), while the rest of the town is 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: Last Resort (2014)[edit]

In the sixth installment, Danny (Anthony Ilott) discovers his long lost family as he takes his friends to Hobb Springs, a Forgotten resort deep into West Virginia Hills. Danny then chooses his family as his friends are being killed by his family one by one.

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 Roth
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings 2011 Declan O'Brien Kim Todd
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines 2012 Jeffery Beach & Phillip Roth
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort 2014 Valeri Milev Frank H. Woodward

Cast[edit]

Key
  • A Y indicates the actor portrayed the role of a younger version of the character.
  • An O indicates a role as an older version of the character.
  • A V indicates the actor or actress lent only his or her voice for his or her film character.
  • A C indicates a cameo appearance.
  • An A indicates an appearance through archival footage.
  • A dark gray cell indicates the character was not in the film.
Characters Films
Wrong Turn Wrong Turn 2:
Dead End
Wrong Turn 3:
Left for Dead
Wrong Turn 4:
Bloody Beginnings
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines Wrong Turn 6:
Last Resort
2003 2007 2009 2011 2012 2014
Cannibals
Three Finger Julian Richings Jeff Scrutton Borislav Iliev Sean Skene
Blane CypurdaY
Borislav Iliev Radoslav Parvanov
Saw Tooth Garry Robbins   Scott Johnson
Bryan VerotY
George Karlukovski Danko Jordanov
One Eye Ted Clark   Dan Skene
Tristan CarlucciY
Radoslav Parvanov Asen Asenov
Pa   Ken Kirzinger  
Ma   Ashlea Earl  
Brother   Clint Carleton  
Sister   Rorelee Tio  
Three Toes   Cameo Borislav Petrov  
Humans
Chris Flynn Desmond Harrington  
Jessie Burlingame Eliza Dushku  
Carly Emmanuelle Chriqui  
Scott Jeremy Sisto  
Evan Kevin Zegers  
Francine Lindy Booth  
Maynard Odets
(Old Man)
Wayne Robson   Doug Bradley  
Nina   Erica Leerhsen  
Colonel Dale Murphy   Henry Rollins  
Jake   Texas Battle  
Mara   Aleksa Palladino  
Amber   Daniella Alonso  
Jonesy   Steve Braun  
Nate Wilson   Tom Frederic  
Alex Miles   Janet Montgomery  
Carlos Chavez   Tamer Hassan  
Floyd   Gil Kolirin  
Brandon   Tom McKay  
Willy   Christian Contreras  
Crawford   Jake Curran  
Walter   Chucky Venn  
Kenia   Jennifer Pudavick  
Sara   Tenika Davis  
Jenna   Terra Vnesa  
Kyle   Victor Zinck Jr.  
Daniel   Dean Armstrong  
Lauren   Ali Tataryn  
Bridget   Kaitlyn Leeb  
Claire   Samantha Kendrick  
Vincent   Sean Skene  
Sheriff Angela Carter   Camilla Arfwedson  
Billy   Simon Ginty  
Lita   Roxanne McKee  
Gus   Paul Luebke  
Julian   Oliver Hoare  
Cruz   Amy Lennox  
Danny   Anthony Ilott
Jackson   Chris Jarvis
Toni   Aqueela Zoll
Sally   Sadie Katz
Vic   Rollo Skinner
Jillian   Roxanne Pallett
Rod   Billy Ashworth
Charlie   Harry Belcher
Bryan   Joe Gaminara

Cannibals[edit]

The Wrong Turn film series has featured several different cannibals. All of the cannibals are hostile toward the characters they encounter, showing no remorse for their victims. The cannibals are portrayed as mute but show the ability to communicate with each other. They also show the mental capability to operate machinery and vehicles. The cannibals stay with each other in groups and appear to be the result of inbreeding.

Three Finger[edit]

Three Finger is the main antagonist of the Wrong Turn film series. He is a cannibal with great physical deformity caused by toxic chemicals he was exposed to at birth, alongside his two brothers. He is a skilled trap maker, crafting his traps so well that they often kill his victims before he can enact horrific acts of violence upon them.

  • In Wrong Turn he made his first appearance alongside his two brothers, attacking the medical student, Chris Flynn and the group of friends including Jessie Burlingame, Carly Marquez, Scott, Evan, and Francine, However, in the end of the film, Three Finger manages to survive as he was last seen killing the deputy sheriff as he investigates the destroyed cabin. However, his brothers were presumably dead.
  • In Wrong Turn 2: Dead End , he is seen killing Kimberly by cutting her in half with the help of Brother, a member of the cannibal family. Then, he and the mutant family begin their brutal assault on the rest of the contestants as he successfully killed Neil, a television crew member and captured Colonel Dale Murphy with the help of Pa. Later, he was seen torturing Dale in his cabin but Dale somehow manages to escape before engaging Three Finger in the knife fight. During the fight, Dale manages to shoot Three Finger in the chest with a shotgun and as the result, he was presumed dead, but he survives.
  • In Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead, 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.
  • In Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings the fourth installment in the franchise is an origin story of the mutant cannibals showing how they became.
  • In Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines he is an antagonist alongside 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.
  • In Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort he returns alongside his two original brothers.

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, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines and then Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort.

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, fifth and sixth 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 jealous and angry when she catches Brother masturbating while spying a human girl. Ma gives birth to a mutant baby (Three Finger's son) before she (and the rest of her family) is killed. The second film ends with Three Finger caring for the baby. The baby becomes known as Three Toes in Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. Three Toes is killed by a group of convicts, and his head left as a warning. Three Finger finds Three Toes' severed head, which makes him furious. He creates a shrine and leaves the head on display in his cabin.

Reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Wrong Turn 41% (80 reviews)[1] 32 (17 reviews)[2] C-[3]
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End 78% (9 reviews)[4]    
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead      
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings 20% (5 reviews)[5]    
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines      
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort      

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrong Turn". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 30, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Wrong Turn". Metacritic. Retrieved March 30, 2018. 
  3. ^ "CinemaScore". cinemascore.com. 
  4. ^ "Wrong Turn 2: Dead End". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 30, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 30, 2018.