Wrong Turn (film series)

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Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn collection.jpg
Box set containing all 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)
Robert Kulzer (14)
Jeff Freilich (2)
Jeffrey Beach (3, 5)
Phillip J. Roth (3, 5)
Kim Todd (4)
Music byElia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (35)
Edited byMichael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (45)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Production
  company
Summit Entertainment
Constantin Film
Regency Enterprises (2003)
Distributed by20th Century Fox (2003)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2007–present)
Release date(s)2003–present
Running time455 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 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)
Robert Kulzer (14)
Jeff Freilich (2)
Jeffrey Beach (3, 5)
Phillip J. Roth (3, 5)
Kim Todd (4)
Music byElia Cmiral (1)
Bear McCreary (2)
Claude Foisy (35)
Edited byMichael Ross (1)
Ed Marx (2)
Raúl Dávalos (3)
Stein Myhrstad (45)
Ludmil Kazakov (5)
Production
  company
Summit Entertainment
Constantin Film
Regency Enterprises (2003)
Distributed by20th Century Fox (2003)
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (2007–present)
Release date(s)2003–present
Running time455 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]

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 (2014)[edit]

Main article: Wrong Turn 6

In March 2014 it was announced that a sequel to Wrong Turn 5 had been written and filming had begun in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1][2][3] Wrong Turn 6 is said to be taking the franchise in a new direction, and will not be directed by Declan O'Brian.[4] being produced by UFO International Productions,[5] written by Frank H.Woodward, and directed by Valeri Milev, cast includes Sadie Katz, Aqueela Zoll, Billy Shepperd, Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Joe Gaminara, Harry Belcher, Luke Cousins, Tabitha Luke Eardley, and Roxanne Pallett.[6][7]

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 62014Valeri MilevFrank H. WoodwardUFO International Productions

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
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 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.

Three Finger[edit]

Three Finger is the main antagonist of the 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 does not 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.

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 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. 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 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)
Wrong Turn 6
(2014)
Three FingerJulian RichingsJeff ScruttonBorislav IlievSean Skene
Blane Cypurda (y)
Borislav IlievRhys Coiro
Saw ToothGarry Robbins Scott Johnson
Bryan Verot (y)
George KarlukovskiDanko Jordanov
One EyeTed Clark Dan Skene
Tristan Carlucci (y)
Radoslav ParvanovAsen Asenov
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 
Alexandra "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 
Danny Anthony Ilott
Toni Aqueela Zoll
Victor "Vic" Rollo Skinner
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. ^ Woods, Kevin (March 10, 2014). "Wrong Turn 6 now in production; House of Bad's Sadie Katz toplining cast". JoBlo. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ staff (March 7, 2014). "'Wrong Turn 6' Now Filming in Bulgaria!". Bloody-Disgusting. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ staff (March 8, 2014). "Fox Takes a Wrong Turn for the Sixth Time; Now Filming!". Dread Central. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Allen, Michael. "Cannibals Spotted in the Woods of Sophia,Bulgaria in Wrong Turn 6". March 12, 2014. 28 Days Later Analysis. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Blaney, Martin (March 17, 2014). "Blind Dates takes top Sofia prize: Wrong Turn 6 shooting in Sofia". Screen Daily. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ staff (March 11, 2014). "Exclusive First Look at the 'Wrong Turn 6' Set!". Bloody-Disgusting. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ staff (March 12, 2014). "Big Twisted Smiles on the Set of Wrong Turn 6". Dread Central. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2013-04-22.