Thursday, November 17, 2011

WRONG TURN (2003)

"We are never going into the woods again!"

A traffic jam on the main highway causes some not so bright city slickers to make the unbelievably bad decision to drive down an unmarked road in the deep woods of West Virginia.  Booby traps on the road put their vehicles out of commission.  Now on foot, the group head off in search of a phone or a ride. Instead, they find a family of freaky fiends who fancy feasting on human French fried fritter flanks and furiously fucking their funholes. Your standard kill-chase-hide-fight story happens next.  It's fun.

For a light version of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE / THE HILLS HAVE EYES story, populated with some of the younger familiar faces of the time, WRONG TURN isn't too bad. There's never any extreme violence or over the top tension, but the pace is nice and the acting is good.  Zero gore, zero nudity, the source for that sound clip in Splatterhouse's "Night of the Creeps", the red-haired chick looking hot as fook(!!!), scary-looking mutants, lots of tight shirts.

Nothing special, but you could definitely do worse.  I've watched it a few times over the years and it's always entertaining.  Check it out.

Part 2 - Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Part 3 - Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
Part 4 - Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)
Part 5 - Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
Part 6 - Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)