Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

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Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
DVD cover
Directed byDeclan O'Brien
Produced by
Written byConnor James Delaney
Based onCharacters
by Alan B. McElroy
Music byClaude Foisy
CinematographyLorenzo Senatore
Edited byRaúl Dávalos
Distributed by20th Century Fox Home Entertainment[1]
Release date
  • October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
United Kingdom
Budget$2 million[2]

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is a 2009 horror film directed by Declan O'Brien. The sequel to Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007) and the third installment in the Wrong Turn film series and the first film in the series to be released on direct-to-video. The film was followed by Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings


Alex Miles and her friends Trey, Sophie and Brent go into the woods of West Virginia on a rafting trip. As they are camping, Sophie and Brent begin to have sex, and Alex leaves to find Trey. Three Fingers arrives and kills Sophie with an arrow. The arrow also wounds Brent, who flees. As Three Finger begins to eat Sophie, Alex watches in horror from behind a bush. Meanwhile, Trey returns and tries to flee, but is chased down and killed by Three Finger. Brent is killed by a wire trap, leaving Alex the sole survivor. Later, Sheriff Carver and Deputy Lane receive a report about the missing group.

Two days later, prison guard Nate is assigned with Walter and Preslow to transfer a group of prisoners to a distant prison. The prisoners are Crawford, a car thief; Floyd, a neo-Nazi serial killer; Brandon, who claims he was wrongly convicted of murder; Chavez, the leader of a crime organization; and Willy, an undercover agent who is posing as a prisoner to get information from Chavez. While driving, their bus is rammed by Three Finger's truck and crashes in the woods of West Virginia, forcing them to continue on foot. Walter is badly injured, but Nate rescues him from the truck before it explodes.

They follow Alex, and on the way, find an abandoned armored truck. Chavez tells Nate to check the cab of the truck. Nate finds a set of keys and a gun. He secretly gives the gun to Walter, after handing the keys over to Chavez. Chavez uses the keys to open the back of the truck, and finds several bags of money. He intends to steal the money and demands that everyone carry two bags, but Walter refuses because of his injury. In a last-ditch effort to regain control of the situation, Walter pulls out the gun and tries to shoot Chavez. Unfortunately, the gun is not loaded and Chavez shoots and kills Walter. Chavez forces those left alive to carry the money and they continue on foot.

Along the trail, they stumble upon a trap, set by Three Toes, Three Finger's nephew. They escape then catch the nephew and behead him, leaving a trophy on the spent booby trap for Three Finger to find as a deterrent. This enrages Three Finger, who sets traps for the group, killing first Willy, then Crawford.

Meanwhile, Sheriff Carver looks for Nate, and Deputy Lane sets out look for the missing group of rafters. Sheriff Carver finds the group but is killed by Three Finger. Chavez and Floyd get into a fist fight while Brandon watches, allowing Nate and Alex to escape. After the fight, Chavez and Brandon leave the knocked out Floyd behind. When they hear Alex and Nate talking, they lay the money down before taking them hostage again. They find the location where the watch tower once stood, only to discover it was burned down years ago. Floyd finds the money and attempts to run away with it, but he stumbles on some rocks and cries out. Chavez hears him and finds Floyd, only to see Three Finger lobbing a molotov cocktail at Floyd, killing him and burning all the money. Chavez gives Alex to Three Finger to improve his chances of survival. Three Finger drags Alex into his truck and drives off. He secures Alex at his house and goes back out to hunt the rest of the survivors. Nate wants to go after Alex, but Chavez threatens to kill him if he does. Fed up, Brandon knocks Chavez unconscious and lets Nate go. After waking up, Chavez finds Three Finger and fights him, but Three Finger overpowers and kills him.

Alex awakens in Three Finger's house and sees Deputy Lane die in a razor wire net. Nate finds Three Finger's house and frees Alex, but Three Finger attacks him. Alex saves him by stabbing Three Finger. Nate and Alex drive away in his tow truck, but Three Finger follows them, leaps on top of the truck, and causes them to crash into a tree. As the truck catches fire, Brandon appears and pulls Alex out. While Brandon helps Nate, Three Finger attacks them, but Nate apparently kills him with a meathook. Nate throws Three Finger on top of the car to explode and burning Three Finger's body and melting it. Afterwards, a U.S. Marshal team arrives and rescues Nate and Alex.

Sometime later, Nate greedily returns to take the remaining money from the armored truck. Karma takes its toll and Brandon appears from nowhere and betrays him, shooting him in the back with an arrow. While Brandon takes the money, an unknown cannibal (presumably Three Finger) appears and brutally bludgeons him to death with a crude club.


  • Tom Frederic as Nate Wilson
  • Janet Montgomery as Alex Miles
  • Gil Kolirin as Floyd
  • Christian Contreras as Willy
  • Jake Curran as Crawford
  • Tom McKay as Brandon
  • Chucky Venn as Walter
  • Tamer Hassan as Carlos Chavez
  • Louise Cliffe as Sophie
  • Jack Gordon as Trey
  • Charley Speed as Brent
  • Borislav Petrov as Three Toes
  • Borislav Iliev as Three Finger
  • Mike Straub as Preslow
  • Bill Moody as Sheriff Calvin Carver
  • Emma Clifford as Deputy Ally Lane
  • Mac McDonald as Warden Ladew
  • Todd Jensen as U.S. Marshal
  • Vlado Mihailov as U.S. Marshal Davis


Shooting took place in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1] The only returning character was Three Finger; however he was played by a different actor, the third in as many films.[3]


The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 20, 2009.[4] The film earned $1,800,000 in its first week, and has earned over $5,600,000 to date.[5]


All four of the reviews reported by Rotten Tomatoes are counted as negative.[6] 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."[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "What are the chances of Wrong Turn 7 in 2016?". May 7, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Haberman, Chris (October 21, 2009). "WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD (DVD Review)". Fangoria. Archived from the original on October 25, 2009. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Miska, Brad (July 6, 2009). "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead Gets DVD/Blu-ray Date". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved July 18, 2009.
  5. ^ "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)". The Numbers. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  7. ^ Collins, Brian (October 20, 2009). "Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (V)". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 19, 2015.

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