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Wrong Turn (2003)

R | | Horror | 30 May 2003 (USA)
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Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

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Rob Schmidt

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Desmond Harrington ... Chris Flynn
Eliza Dushku ... Jessie Burlingame
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Carly
Jeremy Sisto ... Scott
Kevin Zegers ... Evan
Lindy Booth ... Francine
Julian Richings ... Three Finger
Garry Robbins ... Saw-Tooth
Ted Clark Ted Clark ... One-Eye
Yvonne Gaudry Yvonne Gaudry ... Halley
Joel Harris Joel Harris ... Rich
David Huband ... Trooper
Wayne Robson ... Old Man
James Downing ... Trucker
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Storyline

Chris Flynn is driving his car for a job interview in another city. However, an accident with a trunk transporting chemical products blocks the highway and Chris looks for an alternative route through the mountains of West Virginia to accomplish his schedule. Due to a lack of attention, he crashes another car parked in the middle of the road with flat tires. Chris meets a group of five friends, who intended to camp in the forest, and they decide to leave the couple Francine and Evan on the place, while Chris, Jessie, Carly and her fiancé Scott tries to find some help. They find a weird cabin in the middle of nowhere, where three violent cannibalistic mountain men with the appearance of monsters live. The two couples try to escape from the mountain men while chased by them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It's the last one you'll ever take. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and gore, some language and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Camino hacia el terror See more »

Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,161,498, 1 June 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,417,771, 21 September 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,922,208, 7 November 2003
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Years earlier before Wrong Turn (2003) was made cult horror director John Carpenter and another writer James Nichols wrote unproduced horror thriller script titled Prey which had plot that was very similar to both Wrong Turn (2003) and The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007). Carpenter described his Prey script as mix of Deliverance (1972) and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). The main characters of the script were three young women who go on a trip through the woods in order to get to some mountain but then they are captured by inbred family living in the woods, and the father of the family wants to use the women as breeders. At one point in the story of the script the last surviving woman escapes from the inbred family and just like in this movie the family members start hunting after her through the woods but end up being killed by her during the hunt and father of the family getting captured and put in jail. See more »

Goofs

When the dead Francine is dropped to the floor of the cabin, her pulse can be seen on her neck. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rich: Whoo! Whoo-hoo! Oh, yeah!
Halley: Okay, you're great. You got the line?
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Crazy Credits

There's an additional scene halfway through the end credits, showing the fate of a state trooper who discovers a body in the burned-down cabin. See more »

Connections

References Just Before Dawn (1981) See more »

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Original Score Soundtrack Available on Varèse Sarabande Records
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So gripping that you don't notice whats wrong with it til its over
2 July 2003 | by susanburke3183See all my reviews

I decided to see this movie mainly out of boredom plus an eye-friendly cast was promised, so i basically thought it'd turn out to be another standard popcorn horror flick. Thankfully, what i discovered was notably more enjoyable.

Yes, it is true to say that it does follow along the same vein as many other horror movies in that many key aspects of it are quiet predictable. However, in spite of this, a distinct empathy can be felt for the majority of the protagonists, who you really don't want to fail victim to the insane, murderous, mountain psychos. Not alone this, but I feel that it is safe to proclaim, as i'm sure have and will many others, that the atmosphere is one of well created nail biting tension, which lasts throughout the duration of the film.

In fact, I found the atmosphere that the movie exuded to be so compelling that I failed to notice certain flaws that would normally aggravate me in a film. I of course will refrain from elaborating on these details so as not to spoil the viewing for those who have yet to see it.

What I really liked about this film was that it didn't try what so many other horror movies as of the last seven years or so haave tried- and that is to be ironic. It is just a horror movie, with the distinct and generally successful aim of scaring and entertaining. Its atmosphere undeniably achieves this, however its not alone, it is true to say that this film is not for the squeamish. Several scenes prove to be quite graphic.

In this respect, I would have to admit that Wrong Turn doesn't have the makings of changing the world of movies as we know it, but it does however, have the capacity to push you to the edge of your seat. My advice is, if you're a horror fan, its well worth the watch!


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