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Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn

Rob Schmidt (2003)

80min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Director Rob Schmidt pays tribute to 1970s exploitation cinema with this simplistic but extremely satisfying horror feature. Offering everything a high-quality shocker should, it's gruesome, gratuitous, totally terrifying and, above all, rollicking good fun. A blend of Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, it has mutant American hillbillies turning the woods of West Virginia into their personal (human) hunting ground. But the grisly extent of their "sport" only becomes clear when five campers and a stranded doctor (Ghost Ship's Desmond Harrington) fall prey to their cannibalistic urges. While Harrington and Eliza Dushku (Faith in TV's Buffy) deliver ballsy and believable heroics, it's producer Stan Winston's special effects that steal the show - horribly realistic, they send serious shivers down the spine. Add Schmidt's skilful use of shadow and sound to the equation and you've got a pretension-free chiller that - while derivative - really packs a punch.

Summary

Six travellers stranded in the deep woodlands of West Virginia muster the courage to split up and go in search of help. Eventually, one group stumbles across a cabin, unaware it belongs to mutant cannibalistic hillbillies. Horror, starring Eliza Dushku, Desmond Harrington, Jeremy Sisto and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Cast & Crew

Chris Finn Desmond Harrington
Jessie Burlingame Eliza Dushku
Carly Emmanuelle Chriqui
Scott Jeremy Sisto
Evan Kevin Zegers
Francine Lindy Booth
Three Finger Julian Richings
Saw-Tooth Garry Robbins
One-Eye Ted Clark
Director Rob Schmidt
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathé Guidance: Violence and drug abuse. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 27 Jun 2003

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