Wrong Turn (film series)

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Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing all 5 films.
Directed byRob Schmidt (1)
Joe Lynch (2)
Declan O'Brien (3-5)
Produced byStan Winston (1)
Brian Gilbert (1)
Erik Feig
Robert Kulzer
Jeffrey Beach (2)
Jeff Freilich (3,5)
Phillip J. Roth (3,5)
Music byElia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (3-5)
Editing byMichael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (4-5)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Distributed by20th Century Fox (2003)
Summit Entertainment (2003–present)
Fox Home Entertainment (2007-present)
Constantin Film (2003–present)
Release datesWrong Turn
May 30, 2003
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
October 9, 2007
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
October 20, 2009
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
October 25, 2011
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
October 23, 2012
Running time454 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box officeTotal (3 films):
$50,150,575
 
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Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing all 5 films.
Directed byRob Schmidt (1)
Joe Lynch (2)
Declan O'Brien (3-5)
Produced byStan Winston (1)
Brian Gilbert (1)
Erik Feig
Robert Kulzer
Jeffrey Beach (2)
Jeff Freilich (3,5)
Phillip J. Roth (3,5)
Music byElia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (3-5)
Editing byMichael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (4-5)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Distributed by20th Century Fox (2003)
Summit Entertainment (2003–present)
Fox Home Entertainment (2007-present)
Constantin Film (2003–present)
Release datesWrong Turn
May 30, 2003
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
October 9, 2007
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
October 20, 2009
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
October 25, 2011
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
October 23, 2012
Running time454 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box officeTotal (3 films):
$50,150,575

Wrong Turn is an American horror film series. The main plot follows various families of deformed cannibals who hunt a group of people in West Virginia, usually killing them all in horrific ways using a mixture of traps and weaponry for food. Three characters who have repeatedly appeared in the series are: Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye.

Films[edit]

Wrong Turn (2003)[edit]

In the first film, a group of six friends are stalked by One Eye, Saw Tooth and Three Finger. Chris Flynn (Desmond Harrington) is forced to make a detour after a chemical spillage on the road he had been travelling. He then makes a wrong turn and crashes into another vehicle which had already fallen victim to one of the family's road traps. Whilst searching for help the group discover the cabin belonging to the three inbreds. They're subsequently hunted down and killed one by one, but at the end, Chris Flynn and one member of the group, Jessie, make it out alive.

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

The second film was filmed by ian introduces a larger family of inbreds: Ma, Pa, Brother and Sister. Three Finger and the Old Man are the only returning characters from the first film. This time, the inbreds hunt down a group of reality show contestants who are taking part on a survival reality show. The Old Man from the first film plays a much more dominant role in this one. It's discovered that he is in fact affiliated with the inbreds, completely changing the meaning of his role in the first movie.

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

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead features a group of prison officers and escaped convicts after the returning character Three Finger caused their transport bus to crash, allowing them to escape and take the surviving prison officers, Nate (Tom Frederic) and Walter (Chucky Venn) prisoner. Whilst fleeing, the convicts and their prisoners stumble across both a lost truck which had been transporting thousands of dollars, and Alex Hale (Janet Montgomery), who has been lost in the woods after Three Finger killed the rest of her friends. Eventually, Three Finger is killed by Nate and Alex. The one surviving convict, Brandon, convinces Nate that he was innocent all along, and in turn is allowed to go free. Sometime later, Nate greedily returns to collect the remaining cash from the armored truck. Brandon appears and betrays Nate, shooting him in the back with an arrow. While Brandon is collecting the cash, a cannibal come up behind him, holding a crude club, and kills him. The Identity of the cannibal is unclear. However, the Director's Commentary of the fourth film confirmed that Three Finger died.

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

The fourth film is a prequel to the first film. It focuses on a group of 9 teenagers which take a wrong turn whilst riding their snowmobiles looking for their cabin. They end up in an old abandoned insane asylum, which is still inhabited by a younger Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye. (The film provides back story to the three original killers and shows their childhood. It also shows how the three brothers and 7 other mutants escaped.) The group of friends decide to spend the night in the Asylum and they are attacked by the three brothers. By the end of the film, only two of the friends remain, but they're killed after they accidentally ride into a barbed wire fence whilst escaping. Their severed heads are shown flying through the air before Three Finger picks them up, throws them in the back of his truck, and drives away.

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)[edit]

Wrong Turn 5: It is revealed that Maynard is a serial killer who's 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 out Maynard and kill off the college students and Sheriff Angela Carter (Camilla Arfwedson), whilst the rest of the town are at the festival. The film ends with Maynard and the three brothers escaping with the blinded Lita (Roxanne McKee) as a captive.

Film Overview[edit]

FilmYearDirectorWriter(s)Producer(s)
Wrong Turn2003Rob SchmidtAlan B. McElroyStan Winston
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End2007Joe LynchTuri Meyer & Al SeptienJeff Freilich
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead2009Declan O'BrienConnor James DelaneyJeffrey Beach & Phillip J. Roth
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings2011Declan O'BrienErik Feig & Robert Kulzer
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines2012Declan O'BrienJeffrey Beach & Phillip J. Roth

Cannibals[edit]

Three Finger / Robert Odets
Three Finger Profile Picture.jpg
First appearanceWrong Turn
Created byAlan B. McElroy
Portrayed byJulian Richings
Jeff Scrutton
Borislav Iliev
Sean Skene
Maynard Odets / Old Man / Timer
First appearanceWrong Turn
Created byAlan B. McElroy
Portrayed byWayne Robson
Doug Bradley

The Wrong Turn film series has featured various different cannibals. They're always hostile towards any humans they come across (with the exception of Maynard) and show no remorse for their victims. The cannibals are shown to lack the ability to utter any words, but can still easily communicate with each other and operate vehicles. The Cannibals also tend to stay in groups with other mutants and breed together to form families.

Three Finger[edit]

Three Finger are is the main antagonist of the horror, Wrong Turn film series.

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 and then Wrong Turn 5:Bloodlines.

One Eye[edit]

First appears in Wrong Turn. Just like Saw Tooth, he dies in the first film, and doesn't make another appearance until the fourth and fifth 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 angry when she catches Brother spying on a human girl. Ma gives birth to a mutant baby before she (and the rest of her family) is killed. The movie ends with Three Finger caring for the baby. The baby becomes known as Three-Toe in Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. Three-Toe is killed by a group of convicts, and his head left as a warning. Three Finger finds Three-Toe's severed head, which makes him furious. He creates a shrine and leaves the head on display in his cabin.

Father of the cannibals[edit]

Maynard Odets/Old Man/Timer[edit]

He appeared in the First Two Films, Wrong Turn and Wrong Turn 2: Dead End and later returned in the Prequel and Fifth Film, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, is a reoccurring character in the Wrong Turn series, and is revealed and considers himself to be guardian of the mutants. He is the father of the main three, One-Eye, Saw-Tooth, and Three-Finger, as well as Ma and Pa. He took on the role of misleading victims into the Family's direction to get killed. 2 Years later, he now patched things up with his Family, possibly due to Saw Tooth and One Eye being killed. He had his own Cabin in the woods and was still taking on the role of misleading victims, until his death in 2005.

Principal Cast[edit]

CharacterFilm
Wrong Turn
(2003)
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
(2007)
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
(2009)
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings
(2011)
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
(2012)
Three Finger / Robert OdetsJulian RichingsJeff ScruttonBorislav IlievSean Skene
Blane Cypurda (y)
Borislav Iliev
Saw Tooth / John OdetsGarry Robbins Scott Johnson
Bryan Verot (y)
George Karlukovski
One-Eye / Benjamin OdetsTed Clark Dan Skene
Tristan Carlucci (y)
Radoslav Parvanov
Chris FlynnDesmond Harrington 
Jessie BurlingameEliza Dushku 
Maynard Odets / Old Man / TimerWayne Robson Doug Bradley
Nina Papas Erica Leerhsen 
Jake Washington Texas Battle 
Dale Murphy Henry Rollins 
Alex Hale Janet Montgomery 
Nate Wilson Tom Frederic 
Kenia Perrin Jennifer Pudavick 
Sara Washington Tenika Davis 
Sheriff Angela Carter Camilla Arfwedson
Lita Marquez Roxanne McKee
Billy Brolin Simon Ginty

Reception[edit]

Steve Barton of Dread Central gave the film 4 out of 5, stars stating that the film "is a hot ticket for some gore-soaked backwoods mayhem that gets even better with repeated viewings and lots of booze". Bloody Disgusting stated that "what could have been a cheap and lazy cash-in turned out to be one of the year’s better genre offerings".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-04-22.