“An inheritance leads a young man and his friends to an abandoned resort inhabited by two sketchy caretakers and a clan of mutant cannibals.” (source: IMDB)
The final chapter is the worst of the entire franchise. It isn’t as bad as to stop the movie before the end, but it’s far from the quality of the other instalments. The Wrong Turn vibe is missing, it has been replaced by a slow plot that isn’t even rewarded by fun kills. The other chapters were about watching tourists getting slaughtered in a good slasher tradition, Last resort is about the weird reproduction of hillbilly cannibals.
The film does increase the nudity with the four different actresses taking off their clothes and there’s also some pretty weird and kinky sexual stuff going on. As for our three main killers, it’s without a doubt the most boring use of them in the series.
If you’re a fan of the show, watch it, for the sake of completion, but it isn’t representative of the franchise, at all.
A typical meeting at the Wrong Turn production board:
Producer: How can we make Wrong Turn 5 better than Wrong Turn 4?
Writer: More sex and more gore
Producer: Didn’t we already do that with the fourth?
Writer: Yes, but we can always add more sex and gore
Producer: Go for it!
If you enjoy watching kids being slaughtered after having sex and smoking weed, you won’t be disappointed. So what makes this chapter different from the previous ones? Well, this time, it happens at the police station of a little town hosting a festival. As the father of our 3 favourite hillbillies is held inside of a jail cell, his boys attempt to rescue him by slaughtering every single person that stayed in town during the concert. As usual, blood and guts (and boobs) are the main ingredients to this perfect movie, for a Saturday horror evening.
While rafting, four college kids are attacked by the mutant cannibal hillbilly Three Finger. Meanwhile, a group of dangerous criminals are transported from the West Virginia Grafton Penitentiary. The bus is hit by a tow truck driven by Three Finger and falls off the road. The prisoners and a guard, led by Carlo Chavez accidentally meet Alex, the lone survivor of the college kids.
I enjoy to watch college kids being slaughtered by cannibals, I wouldn’t watch all 7 episodes of Wrong Turn if I wouldn’t. But for the first time, the cannibal’s murder spree felt righteous, those prisoners were unbearable and to see them dismembered by Three Finger felt more rewarding than usual. Oops, I should have warned for the spoilers… But did anyone really thought that the prisoners would survive?
PS: I could have used an image of the girl on the left having her boob pierced by Three Finger’s arrow but I wouldn’t want to shock my readers sensibility. Also teens in bikinis smoking weed while giving the finger isn’t so bad.
This movie is the perfect example of why we blog about all the horror movies we watch… We had already seen it and we completely forgot about it. Now, I should definitely create an alphabetical list of the horror movies we’ve seen…
Cool folks cross West Virginia but their car broke down in the middle of a forest inhabited by inbred cannibal rednecks (or is it inbred redneck cannibals, is there even a protocol about this?). Anyway, no big surprise here, we loved the original Wrong Turn and we can’t wait to watch the next 5 chapters.
The movie was released the same year that Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) ended. (source: IMDB)
When the four are running from the cabin after awakening the mountain men, Desmond Harrington broke his right ankle after landing on the opposite side of a log. This made it very difficult to shoot some of the scenes after his left leg is “shot” and he has to limp on his right leg. (source: IMDB)
Emmanuelle Chriqui dislocated her shoulder performing her fall through the trees. You can hear her shoulder pop on the production track in the theatrical sound mix. (source: IMDB)
It’s the only film in the series that does not contain any sex or nudity. (and there are 5 more chapters, quiet promising :-D)
I love horror movies, but it seems that, lately, the genre gets mistaken with psychological thriller, and I hate psychological thrillers. This movie is a real horror movie, where kids go to a forest and stumble upon redneck, cannibals, yetis,… In fact, I don’t care upon what they stumble, as long as it gets bloody.
Wrong Turn is just that, a slasher movie. It made Saturday evening perfect, or was it my wife’s vegetarian lasagna? Anyway, we had a great evening and it shined over the rest of our week-end, making me realise how much I had missed my Saturday evening horror movie.
I’ve never seen a Wrong Turn movie before this reboot, so I can’t compare with the originals. But this was certainly the best advertisement possible for the franchise and I have the feeling that we’re about to have 6 great Saturday evenings, watching more kids being slaughtered by cannibals in the woods.