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30 May 2003 (USA) See more »
Get Lost In These Woods and You're Dead Meat. See more »
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Rob Schmidt 
Writing credits
Alan B. McElroy (written by) (as Alan McElroy)

Produced by
Hagen Behring .... co-executive producer
Don Carmody .... executive producer
Sven Ebeling .... co-executive producer
Erik Feig .... producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... producer (as Brian Gilbert)
Mitch Horwits .... executive producer
Robert Kulzer .... producer
Aaron Ryder .... executive producer
Patrick Wachsberger .... executive producer
Stan Winston .... producer
Jefferson Richard .... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
Original Music by
Elia Cmiral 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley 
Film Editing by
Michael Arlen Ross  (as Michael Ross)
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Jennifer Fishman  (as Jennifer Fishman Pate)
Amy McIntyre Britt 
Production Design by
Alicia Keywan 
Art Direction by
Elis Lam 
Set Decoration by
Zeljka Alosinac 
Costume Design by
Georgina Yarhi 
Makeup Department
Patrick Baxter .... prosthetic makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio
Wayne Chan .... contact lens technician
Paula Fleet .... key hair stylist
Paul Jones .... prosthetic makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio
Louise Mackintosh .... prosthetic makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio
Shane Mahan .... makeup effects supervisor
Patricia Medina .... assistant hair stylist (as Patricia A. Medina)
Jordan Samuel .... key makeup artist
Sean Sansom .... prosthetic makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio
David Scott .... prosthetic makeup artist: Stan Winston Studio
Deborah Williams .... assistant makeup artist (as Deborah E. Williams)
Allan Cooke .... special makeup effects assistant (uncredited)
Production Management
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Deb LeFaive .... production manager
Lori A. Waters .... post-production supervisor (as Lori Waters)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clay Borris .... second unit director
Robert Crippen .... first assistant director (as Bob Crippen)
Julian Ferrera .... trainee assistant director
Catherine Gourdier .... second assistant director
Pierre Henry .... first assistant director: second unit
Alisha Henson .... trainee assistant director
Barbara McCullam .... third assistant director
Douglas Mitchell .... second assistant director
Anthony Tedesco .... third assistant director
Otto Michael Penzato .... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)
Art Department
Ivan Alamina .... metal fabricator
Sarah Ashton .... assistant construction coordinator
Denniston Karl Brown .... on-set dresser
Gordon Brown .... assistant head painter
Bernd Buessecker .... carpenter
Tim Campbell .... head painter (as Tim S. Campbell)
Brendan Carmody .... laborer
Gord Casselman .... carpenter
Johnny F.M. Connell .... leadman
Aaron Dinsmore .... metal fabricator
Ted Dudas .... scenic painter
Paul Dzatko .... carpenter
Andrew Evans .... scenic painter
Christopher Geggie .... property master
J. Ryan Halpenny .... third assistant art director
Gary Harmer .... set dresser
Ray Harvie .... storyboard artist
Keith Hightower .... carpenter
R. Doug Ingle .... carpenter (as Doug Ingle)
Henry Jesiak .... assistant property master
Bruce Johnston .... scenic artist
Norman Kelner .... on-set painter
Mark Krawczynski .... second assistant art director
Ian Kuter .... assistant head carpenter
Chuck Loriot .... on-set carpenter
Katie MacGregor .... second assistant art director
Bill C. MacRoberts .... laborer
John Mainwaring .... set dresser
Fiona McPherson .... shop coordinator
Kari Measham .... buyer
Julie Moreton .... art department coordinator
Jim O'Donoghue .... head carpenter
Sean O'Donoghue .... carpenter
Dan O'Neill .... scenic painter
Jak Oliver .... scenic painter
Joey Orosco .... character designer: Stan Winston Studio
Brian Patrick .... props assistant (as Brian J. Patrick)
Jim Peters .... greens coordinator
Vicki Shaw .... scenic painter
Tom Sheehan .... carpenter (as Thomas Sheehan)
Aaron Sims .... character designer: Stan Winston Studio
Douglas Slater .... first assistant art director (as Doug Slater)
Derek Stephenson .... key scenic artist
Peter C. Strange .... lead greens
Donald Tawse .... on-set greens
Dave Tellez .... laborer (as Davey Tellez)
Phillip Tellez .... construction coordinator
Alex Tellnow .... key metal fabricator
Natasha Vigus .... carpenter
Richelle Wilks .... art department apprentice
Craig Wilson .... storyboard artist
Walter Woloschuk .... lead greens
Ming Yee .... assistant head carpenter
David Best .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Kevin Hummel .... carpenter (uncredited)
Dana MacDuff .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Stephen Barden .... supervising dialogue editor: Sound Dogs Toronto
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer: DeLuxe Toronto
Denis Bellingham .... boom operator
Joe Bracciale .... dialogue editor: Sound Dogs Toronto
Alex Bullick .... first assistant sound editor: Sound Dogs Toronto
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer: DeLuxe Toronto
Paula Fairfield .... sound effects editor: Sound Dogs Toronto
Sandy Gendler .... supervising sound effects editor
Jamie Gould .... re-recording assistant: DeLuxe Toronto
Gary A. Hecker .... creature sound designer (as Gary Hecker)
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
David Lee .... production sound mixer
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Jason McFarling .... cable puller
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor: Sound Dogs Toronto
Brad North .... sound designer (as Bradley North)
Jill Purdy .... adr editor: Sound Dogs Toronto
Paul Sacco .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Don White .... foley mixer
Chris Winter .... assistant sound editor: DeLuxe Toronto (as Christopher Winter)
Rebecca Wright .... assistant foley mixer
Mark Zsifkovits .... sound re-recording mixer: DeLuxe Toronto
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant (uncredited)
Preston Martin .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Colin McLellan .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Stephen Muir .... foley recording assistant (uncredited)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jason Perreira .... re-recording assistant (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Alonzo .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio (as Richie Alonzo)
Warren Appleby .... special effects technician
David Beneke .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio (as Dave Beneke)
Jason Board .... on set key: Amce F/X
Laurie Charchut .... production accountant: Stan Winston Studio
Audrey Goetz .... special effects hair: Stan Winston Studio
Dave Grasso .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Chris Grossnickle .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Carey Jones .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Kathy Kane-Macgowan .... special effects hair: Stan Winston Studio (as Kathy Kane MacGowan)
Mike Kavanagh .... key special effects rigger: Amce F/X
John MacGillivray .... special effects supervisor: Amce F/X (as John McGillivray)
Lindsay MacGowan .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Keith Marbory .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Nick Marra .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Tony McCray .... mold department coordinator
Kevin McTurk .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Paul Mejias .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Jaimie Nakae .... fabrication department: Stan Winston Studio
Michael Ornelaz .... special effects hair: Stan Winston Studio (as Mike Ornelaz)
Marcus Rait .... on-set technician: Amce F/X
Reggie Rizzo .... fabrication department: Stan Winston Studio
Andy Schoneberg .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Desiree Soto Vaughn .... fabrication department: Stan Winston Studio (as Desiree Soto-Vaughan)
Ian Stevenson .... key mold technician: Stan Winston Studio
Arjen Tuiten .... key artist: Stan Winston Studio
Tim Barraball .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Evan Schiff .... systems administrator: Stan Winston Studio (uncredited)
Kimberly Scott .... Legacy Effects Admin (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Barb Benoit .... visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Dennis Berardi .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Kristy Blackwell .... digital matte painter: Mr. X Inc.
Patrick Coffey .... visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Shawney Cohen .... lighting and rendering: Mr. X Inc. (as Sean Cohen)
Rob Del Ciancio .... visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Bonnie Dickson .... tape operator: Mr. X Inc.
Todd Fulford .... digital artist
Jason Giberson .... scanning and recording
Shane Glading .... digital animator: Mr. X Inc.
Daniel Mizuguchi .... digital animator: Mr. X Inc.
Mark Palowich .... digital animator: Mr. X Inc.
Domi Piturro .... supervisor 3D modeling and scanning: Icon Imaging
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects producer: Mr. X Inc.
Andy Robinson .... visual effects compositor: Mr. X Inc.
Mark Stepanek .... digital animator: Mr. X Inc.
Aaron Weintraub .... visual effects supervisor: Mr. X Inc.
Colin Withers .... software developer: Mr. X Inc.
Steve Wittmann .... digital animator: Mr. X Inc.
Wojciech Zielinski .... lighting and rendering: Mr. X Inc.
Drake Conrad .... scanning recording (uncredited)
John Furniotis .... digital effects artist: Film Effects (uncredited)
Rob Gyorgy .... visual effects: main title sequence (uncredited)
Adam Hawkey .... lead compositor: iOFilm (uncredited)
Chad Malbon .... visual effects producer: main title sequence (uncredited)
Vladimir Popovic .... systems administrator (uncredited)
Matthew Steeves .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marco Bianco .... stunt performer
Brendan Carmody .... stunt double
Dean Copkov .... stunt performer
Tig Fong .... stunt performer
Curtis Hibbert .... stunt performer
Steve Lucescu .... stunt coordinator
Christopher McGuire .... stunt double: Desmond Harrington (as Chris McGuire)
Darren McGuire .... stunt performer
Barna Moricz .... stunt performer
Layton Morrison .... utility stunts
Mimi Pineau .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer (as Ed Queffelec)
Alison Reid .... stunt performer (as Allison Reid)
Jennifer Vey .... stunt double: Elisa Dushku
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Borg .... rigging electric
Dave Bouskill .... electrician
Michael Burak .... grip
Craig Campbell .... grip
Jayson Clute .... focus puller
Warren Clute .... video assist
Federico De Marco .... assistant camera
Bryan Forde .... gaffer
Ron Forward .... dolly grip
Neil Gover .... generator operator
Tony Guerin .... camera operator
Greg Haddow .... best boy
Bill Hong .... camera car technician
Mark Hryma .... camera operator: Wescam camera
David Allen Leslie .... grip
Derek Lovie .... technician: Wescam camera
Shawn McCarthy .... grip
Monty Montgomerie .... key grip
Marcus Paletta .... grip
Marc Purdy .... best boy grip
Rafy .... still photographer
Andrea Schroer .... staff photographer: Stan Winston Studio
Dave C. Sheridan .... camera operator (as Dave Sheridan)
Andrea Stark .... trainee camera loader
Dean Stinchcombe .... focus puller
Adam Swica .... director of photography: second unit
Rachel Thompson .... camera loader
Chris Weiss .... assistant camera
Ken Wyke .... electrician (as Kenneth Wyke)
Keith Holland .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Adam Jeffery .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Mandy Kane .... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Gottfried Pflugbeil .... camera operator: second camera, second unit (uncredited)
Reid Russell .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Faras Rabadi .... casting associate
Jane Rogers .... extras casting
Caird Urquhart .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... wardrobe assistant
Kim W. Chow .... costume set supervisor (as Kim Chow)
Gayle Franklin .... assistant costume set supervisor
Erla Lank .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Alexander Berner .... editing consultant
Tom Cross .... first assistant editor: Los Angeles
Vaughan Killin .... color timer
Paul Rubenstein .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Ron Wisman Jr. .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Jeff Consiglio .... editor: title sequence (uncredited)
Clement Lush .... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Jair Cayetano .... location production assistant
James Cedrez .... location production assistant
Brad Gratkowski .... assistant location manager
David McIlroy .... location manager
Luis Eduardo Mejicano .... location production assistant
John Shone .... location production assistant (as John 'Shoney')
Music Department
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Thomas Bartke .... conductor
Thomas Bartke .... orchestrator
Gregory Butler .... composer: additional music
Elia Cmiral .... musician: electronic score
Elia Cmiral .... orchestrator
Marc Diener .... music legal and clearance
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Mike Flicker .... supervising music editor
Matt Friedman .... music editor
Randy Gerston .... music supervisor
Brian Leff .... music coordinator
Alan Meyerson .... score mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... orchestra recordist
Jeff Vaughn .... score recordist
Scott Glasgow .... assistant composer (uncredited)
Bryon Rickerson .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Paul Ainey .... driver
Mike Brantley .... driver: set dressing
John Brunt .... driver
Ricardo Burkhardt .... driver: construction department
Dave Cotton .... head driver
Matthew Garland .... driver
Joe Hall .... transportation captain
Sandy Hastings .... driver
Ron Hines .... driver
Michael Katz .... picture vehicles
Karen McDougall .... driver (as Karen McDougal)
Pierre Naday .... driver
John Ozlins .... transportation coordinator (as John Ozolins)
Steven Sacrob .... driver (as Steve Sacrob)
Other crew
Heather Anderson .... assistant production coordinator
Andrea Arvai .... assistant to director
Tom Atcheson .... main title designer: 1741
Karen Barna .... business and legal affairs assistant: Summit Entertainment
James F. Breithaupt .... production accountant (as James Breithaupt)
Nan Brown .... post-production accountant
Joanne Camacho-Gendron .... insurance broker (as Joanne Camacho)
Jill R. Cohen .... production counsel: Hogan & Hartson
Cristin L. Cornett .... production coordinator
Heather Epps .... assistant: Mr. Carmody (as Heather Bowles)
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
Ann Fitzgerald .... first assistant accountant
Jonathan Gording .... contact lenses (as Dr. Jonathan Gording)
Peter D. Graves .... marketing consultant: US (as Peter Graves)
Cynthia Harvey .... business and legal affairs assistant: Constantin Films
Robin Hayman .... production secretary
Joe Iacono .... auditor
Leslie Joyce .... set nurse
J.P. Kelly .... assistant: Mr. Schmidt
Thomas Kurniady .... main title designer: 1741 (as Thomas 'TK' Kurniady)
Laura Levinson .... assistant: Mr. Horwits
Steven Lewis .... production counsel: Heenan Blaikie (as Steven N. Lewis)
Erik Maes .... main title designer: 1741
Andrew Matosich .... business and legal affairs: Summit Entertainment
Sarah McIntosh .... payroll accountant
Marsha Metz .... business and legal affairs
Marsha Metz .... business and legal affairs: Constantin Films
Meredith Milton .... assistant: Mr. Feig
Ryan Murphy .... assistant: Mr. Gilbert
Deborah Ortega .... assistant: Mr. Wachsberger
Lyndel Pedersen .... assistant: Mr. Winston (as Lyn-Del Pedersen)
Ryan Romkema .... office assistant
Johannes Schlichting .... assistant: Mr. Kulzer
Matt Shroyer .... office assistant
Eric Smith .... main title supervisor: 1741
Thana Spillios .... script supervisor
Heather Thomas .... business and legal affairs assistant: Constantin Films
Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot
Annabelle Troukens .... assistant to stan winston
Annabelle Troukens .... assistant: Mr. Winston
Hayley Tyson .... assistant: Mr. Carmody
Michael Zarifes .... main title designer: 1741
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer (uncredited)
Stephanie Lee Berger .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Harley Pasternak .... fitness trainer (uncredited)
Steena Petersen .... craft service (uncredited)
Dave Ian Smith .... fire safety officer (uncredited)
Alan Sutton .... fire safety officer (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, some language and drug use
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-15 | France:16 | Germany:16 | Hong Kong:IIB (heavily cut) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Japan:R-15 | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:R-18 | Poland:18 | Singapore:NC-16 (uncut version) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) | UK:18 | USA:R | Venezuela:PG-13
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Emmanuelle Chriqui dislocated her shoulder performing her fall through the trees. You can hear her shoulder pop on the production track in the theatrical sound mix.See more »
Continuity: When Francine and Evan are sitting in front of the car, one of Francine's legs is alternately up/down between shots.See more »
[first lines]
Rich:Whoo! Whoo-hoo! Oh, yeah!
Halley:OK, you're great. You got the line?
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Movie Connections:
References Three on a Meathook (1973)See more »
Wish I MaySee more »


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32 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic 70s Style Splatter Flick, 1 September 2007
Author: IAmNo4 from California

Wrong Turn tells the story of Chris Flynn (Desmond Harrington), a doctor who gets stranded in the middle of nowhere after being late for an important meeting. In hopes of getting to his final destination in time, Chris takes a back road through the woods of West Virginia to avoid the traffic jam and accidentally crashes into a car which belongs to a group of friends led by the somewhat bitchy heroine, Jessie Burlingame (Eliza Dushku). Having two wrecked cars, the group decides to wander through the woods in hopes of getting help, unaware that they are about to get stalked and killed off one-by-one by a group of hideously deformed inbred family who has been living and feeding with human flesh in that area for more than 30 years.

Having seen the film countless times before, I was always strangely fascinated by it, but I never truly understood why. I did always love it, but there was always something about it I just really dug. Having seen the film again now, I've finally realized what, and the reason is very simple - the film is just a very well-done homage to all those bad-ass 70s Horror films, and just combines the highlights of those flicks in one simple and highly-enjoyable Slasher film.

Another reason why I probably like this movie so much is because of its fantastic and unique eerie atmosphere. Throughout the whole movie you repeatedly get that uncomfortable feeling of being watched by someone, and the scares which constantly appear through the movie just add to the atmosphere. The tension and the special effects are very well done too thanks to Stan Winston who creates a really disgusting and menacing inbred family, but he does it so good you don't even look at them in that way; sure they are scary as hell and look horribly deformed, but beneath that all you still do realize they are all just a bunch of humans, well at least sort of.

The cast is really good too. The two leads, Desmond Harrington and the lovely and talented Eliza Dushku, do an amazing job here and since they both play likable, strong characters, you really root for them and want to see them live. The other cast members, Jeremy Sisto, Lindy Booth and Kevin Zegers, are all great actors, but they don't have really much to work with here since their characters are basically wasted, though Emanuelle Chriqui really stands out and plays the supporting female lead role very good and convincing. Even though you already know from the start who is going to survive, there's still plenty of tension and scares present throughout the whole movie, so if you think this is just another typical, gory Slasher flick - think again.

One thing I'm very impressed with here is the directing. Schmidt does a terrific job, and you can say he's a horror geek by just watching several clips from the movie. We get some "Deliverance" references now and then, a little bit of "Last House on the Left", "The Hills Have Eyes", "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre", and loads more. The kills are very effective and absolutely gory too, so if you are a fan of brutal death scenes, you will almost definitely dig the deaths.

The film does have some weak points though. Some of the dialog is a bit cheesy in parts, and the ending is really predictable, clichéd, and a bit rushed if you ask me, but the film still really impressed me and is definitely one of my favorite movies now.

So in short - Wrong Turn is a movie you either love or hate. I definitely belong to the first group for a couple of reasons, and even though I do realize Wrong Turn is not the best film ever, I love every second of it for one simple reason - it's a simple, highly enjoyable and scary no-brain throwback to 70s Horror movies, so if you're just looking for a fun and gory Horror film, Wrong Turn is then definitely a right turn, and an amazing film you should definitely not miss! Highly recommended.


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