Wrong Turn (film series)

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Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing the first five films.
Directed byRob Schmidt (1)
Joe Lynch (2)
Declan O'Brien (35)
Valeri Milev (6)
Produced byStan Winston (1)
Brian Gilbert (1)
Erik Feig (14, 6)
Robert Kulzer (14, 6)
Jeff Freilich (2)
Jeffrey Beach (3, 56)
Phillip Roth (3, 56)
Kim Todd (4)
Cherise Honey (6)
Written byAlan B. McElroy (1)
Turi Meyer (2)
Al Septien (2)
Connor James Delaney (3)
Declan O'Brien (45)
Frank H. Woodward (6)
Music byElia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (36)
CinematographyJohn S. Bartley (1)
Robin Loewen (2)
Lorenzo Senatore (3)
Michael Marshall (4)
Emil Topuzov (5)
Martin Chichov (6)
Edited byMichael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (45)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Don Adams (6)
Cameron Hallenbeck (6)
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox (1)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (26)
Release dates
2003–present
Running time
545 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box officeTotal (3 films):
$50,150,575
 
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Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing the first five films.
Directed byRob Schmidt (1)
Joe Lynch (2)
Declan O'Brien (35)
Valeri Milev (6)
Produced byStan Winston (1)
Brian Gilbert (1)
Erik Feig (14, 6)
Robert Kulzer (14, 6)
Jeff Freilich (2)
Jeffrey Beach (3, 56)
Phillip Roth (3, 56)
Kim Todd (4)
Cherise Honey (6)
Written byAlan B. McElroy (1)
Turi Meyer (2)
Al Septien (2)
Connor James Delaney (3)
Declan O'Brien (45)
Frank H. Woodward (6)
Music byElia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (36)
CinematographyJohn S. Bartley (1)
Robin Loewen (2)
Lorenzo Senatore (3)
Michael Marshall (4)
Emil Topuzov (5)
Martin Chichov (6)
Edited byMichael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (45)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Don Adams (6)
Cameron Hallenbeck (6)
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox (1)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (26)
Release dates
2003–present
Running time
545 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box officeTotal (3 films):
$50,150,575

Wrong Turn is a franchise of six American slasher horror films created by Alan B. McElroy. All six films 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 cannibals who have repeatedly appeared in the films are: Three Finger, Saw Tooth, and One Eye.

Films[edit]

Wrong Turn (2003)[edit]

Main article: Wrong Turn

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 are 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 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 comes 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 nine 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 seven 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 are 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]

It is revealed that Maynard is a serial killer who has 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.

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)[edit]

In the sixth installment Danny (Anthony Ilott) discovers his long lost family as he takes his friends to Hobb Springs, a Forgotten resort deep into West Virginia Hills. Danny then chooses his family as his friends are being killed by his family one by one. Danny then becomes a Hillicker and has sex with Sally (Sadie Katz) at the end of the film abandoning his friends leaving them to die.

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 DelaneyJeffery Beach & Phillip J. Roth
Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings2011Declan O'BrienKim Todd
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines2012Declan O'BrienJeffery Beach & Phillip J. Roth
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort2014Valeri MilevFrank H. WoodwardJeffery Beach & Phillip J. Roth

The Wrong Turn film series has featured various different cannibals. They are 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.

Cannibals[edit]

Three Finger
Three Finger Profile Picture.jpg
First appearanceWrong Turn
Created byAlan B. McElroy
Portrayed byJulian Richings
Jeff Scrutton
Borislav Iliev
Sean Skene
Radoslav Parvanov

Three Finger[edit]

Three Finger is the main antagonist in every Wrong Turn film series, is considered as the deformed mutant cannibal due to the toxic chemical that caused his birth defect alongside his two brothers also he is very skillful of creating traps that will instantly kill the victims before he finished his cruel job on them.

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, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines and then Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort.

One Eye[edit]

First appears in Wrong Turn. Just like Saw Tooth, he dies in the first film, and does not make another appearance until the fourth, fifth film and sixth 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 jealous and angry when she catches Brother spying on a human girl. Ma gives birth to a mutant baby (Three Finger's son) 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.

Maynard Odets / Old Man / Timer
First appearanceWrong Turn
Created byAlan B. McElroy
Portrayed byWayne Robson
Doug Bradley

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 Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, is a recurring 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. Two 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 at the hands of Dale Murphy in 2005.

Principal Cast[edit]

Rolverdeling[edit]

Legende:
Template:Kleurvierkant Mutant Villains
Template:Kleurvierkant Non-Mutant Villains
Template:Kleurvierkant Victims
CharactersMovie
Wrong TurnDead EndLeft for DeadBloody BeginningsBloodlinesLast Resort
Three FingerJulian RichingsJeff ScruttonBorislav IlievSean Skene
Blane Cypurda (y)
Borislav IlievRadoslav Parvanov
Saw ToothGarry Robbins Scott Johnson
Bryan Verot (y)
George KarlukovskiDanko Jordanov
One EyeTed Clark Dan Skene
Tristan Carlucci (y)
Radoslav ParvanovAsen Asenov
Baby Splooge/Three Toes cameoBorislav Petrov 
Pa Ken Kirzinger 
Ma Ashlea Earl 
Brother Clint Carleton 
Sister Rorelee Tio 
Old Man/TimerWayne Robson 
Maynard Odets Doug Bradley 
Sally Sadie Katz
Jackson Chris Jarvis
Danny Anthony Ilott
Chris FlynnDesmond Harrington 
Jessie BurlingameEliza Dushku 
CarlyEmmanuelle Chriqui 
ScottJeremy Sisto 
Nina Pappas Erica Leerhsen 
Colonel Dale Murphy Henry Rollins 
Jake Washington Texas Battle 
Nate Wilson Tom Frederic 
Alex Hale Janet Montgomery 
Floyd Gil Kolirin 
Carlos Chavez Tamer Hassan 
Kenia Perrin Jennifer Pudavick 
Sara Tenika Davis 
Bridget Kaitlyn Leeb 
Sheriff Angela Carter Camilla Arfwedson 
Billy Simon Ginty 
Lita Roxanne McKee 
Toni Aqueela Zoll
Vic Rollo Skinner
Rod Billy Ashworth
Jillian Roxanne Pallett

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.