Wow. After the steep decline between Part 2 and Part 3 I wasn't expecting much
out of Part 4, but holy Jesus testicles this movie was
kinda awesome! It's starts off in 1974
with some inbred, hillbilly maniacs breaking out of their cell at an insane
asylum and causing a riot...including some brutal dismemberment and shock
Fast forward to 2003 and a group of young people are out for a fun afternoon of snowmobiling when they take a wrong turn and get lost. Fearing the very real possibility of freezing to death, the group takes shelter in the old abandoned asylum, but of course it's not completely abandoned. The three cannibal freaks don't take kindly to all of the exploring, partying and weed smoking going on in their home, so they crash the party and start killing and mutilating the fuck out of everybody.
WRONG TURN 4 is not only better than the original, but it's very much like the 80's slasher movies that I love so much. Compared to the majority of terrible slasher movies that have come out in the last decade (LAID TO REST I'm talking about you asshole!!!) WT4 is a breath of fresh air. Not only was the script sprinkled with some light-hearted touches, but every single female in the movie was attractive!!! I have no idea who did the casting on this movie, but they're a fucking genius! I was especially smitten with Jennifer Pudavick who had a strong screen presence, is absolutely beautiful and did some impressive screams. She really should be the Final Girl in more horror movies.
Even though I liked the movie, it's still not a perfect. The music was
fucking painful, the few quick nude scenes were so brief that they might as not
even existed, the three cannibals should have had stronger characters, some of
the scenes were too dark and while I did like the special effects I just wish
there had been even more gore and
blood. Still, for a low budget sequel, WRONG TURN 4 was way better than I expected it to be.
Part 1 - Wrong Turn (2003)
Part 2 - Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Part 3 - Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009)
Part 5 - Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)
Part 6 - Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
Reboot - Wrong Turn (2021)