On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured.
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
"Wrong Turn" is a pretty good recreation of the slasher-horror movies of the early '80, though this time around we have better production values (fancier camera moves, for one thing.) It's very predictable, but then again, what slasher isn't? Except for a slightly overextended beginning, it chugs along at an acceptable pace, giving us a new situation every few minutes. I wish there was more gore, but you can't have everything, and I will admit some of the splatter does *really* capture your attention - especially one part involving an arrow! The climatic sequence seems inspired in part by the one in BAKER COUNTY U.S.A., which also happened to take place in redneck country.
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