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Wrong Turn (I) (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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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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Camino hacia el terror  »

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Box Office


$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,161,498 (USA) (30 May 2003)


$656,153 (Brazil) (26 March 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As written in the original script, the characters were in their late 20s. However, they were made younger in order for the film to appeal to younger audiences. See more »


As Jessie, Chris, Scott, and Carly approach the house, Scott and Carly are not touching each other in one shot and walking arm-in-arm in the next. See more »


[first lines]
Rich: Whoo! Whoo-hoo! Oh, yeah!
Halley: OK, 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 »


Followed by Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011) See more »


Original Score Soundtrack Available on Varèse Sarabande Records
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a good basic horror
21 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

anyone who expects any movie to be perfect is just always going to find failure. no movie can be exactly right because they have a large variety of people to please. if you are expecting to find a movie nowadays that totally freaks you out, that is hard. we have seen almost everything by now. this movie isn't trying to be amazing, it is just meant to freak you out and provide you with some gore. it does do this. i watched it for the first time in the dark, it sure scared me. this movie is a little different from the predictable and sometimes a little bit annoying movies like Scream, I know what you did last summer, etc. it is a good movie for people who aren't looking for too much. just to have a different cast of people than the conventional ones, Eliza dushku, who i am a fan of, isn't your usual wilting, running screamer. she is just as strong as the men and doesn't always need help. Desmond Harrington is nice to look at and has a strong quality about him. these two working together can be enjoyable and have the ability to survive. this movie is different enough and scary enough to be enjoyable. i sure enjoyed it, and i bought it.

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