Wrong Turn

  • 18
  • Rob Schmidt (2003)
  • US / Ger / Can
  • 80 min
Wrong Turn
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Horror starring Desmond Harrington and Eliza Dushku. In remote West Virginia, a trio of mutated cannibals turn the lush woodlands into their own human hunting ground. But the grisly extent of their "sport" only becomes clear when five campers and a stranded doctor fall prey to their relentless malevolence.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Rob Schmidt

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Pathé
Guidance: 
Violence and drug abuse.
Available on video and DVD
Released 27 Jun 2003
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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