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Wrong Turn -- Six teenagers, trapped in the back woods of West Virginia when their cars break down, are hunted down by cannibalistic, inbred mountain men.
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30 May 2003 (USA) See more »
It's the last one you'll ever take.
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 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)
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.
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)
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
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)
Jair Cayetano .... location production assistant
James Cedrez .... location production assistant
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)
Brad Gratkowski .... assistant location manager
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
David McIlroy .... location manager
Sarah McIntosh .... payroll accountant
Luis Eduardo Mejicano .... location production assistant
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
John Shone .... location production assistant (as John 'Shoney')
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
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Several of the cast and crew were covered in poison ivy throughout the filming of the movie, this was due to the chairs being placed in what was first thought to be a group of weeds only later to be discovered as a patch of the rash causing plants.See more »
Continuity: 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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88 out of 125 people found the following review useful.
What's worse than a leather-faced madman chasing you through the bush with a chainsaw? How about three!!, 30 May 2003
Author: Dean Kish ( from Calgary Canada

What's worse than a leather-faced madman chasing you through the bush with a chainsaw? How about three!!

`Wrong Turn' stars Desmond Harrington as Chris Finn, a man who is late for a very important interview. Finn takes a back country road to avoid a traffic jam and ends up involved in a car accident with three debutantes (Eliza Dushku, Lindy Booth and Emmanuelle Chriqui) and their boyfriends (Jeremy Sisto and Kevin Zegers). The group splits up as they try to find some help. Unbeknownst to them, they are being stalked by an unspeakable horror. Living in the woods around the crash is a family of cannibalistic mountain men who are overtly grotesque from generations of incest. Before the group knows it, they are in a fight for their very lives.

`Wrong Turn' was in one word an utter shock to the system. There hasn't been a film this gory, grotesque and chilling in a very long time. Not since the 1970's `Texas Chainsaw Massacre' has a horror film such as this been made. The best way to describe the experience is that if you took 2001's `Joy Ride' and `Jeepers Creepers' added 1972's `Deliverance' then threw them all in a blender. You may come up with `Wrong Turn'.

The tension in this film is harrowing and relentless as it bats you back and forth. You are exhausted and maybe even queasy when you come out of the theatre. But if you love horror films then you probably have an ear to ear grin as well.

I really liked some of the early editing of this film by director Rob Schmidt, who allows the scares and shocks to come with brilliant accuracy. I also liked how Schmidt barely shows the mountain men throughout the film. The parts we do see are horrific but the filmmaker relies heavily on the chase and shock than on the gore. Schmidt could have easily dived down the gore shoot to hell but he made a wise choice that works in spades.

It's the film's harrowing tension and atmospheric pursuit that overshadows the young stars that make up the cast. Dushku is strong and emulates some of her `Buffy the Vampire Slayer' character, Faith in her portrayal here. Dushku loves to play debutantes with edge and her character here has a lot of it. I wasn't extremely familiar with Desmond Harrington before this film but he plays a good leading man. The rest of the cast play typical generic 20-somethings from the horror film franchises of old. I have always liked Lindy Booth but she has nothing to play with here and the same is goes for Jeremy Sisto. But come on, this isn't exactly an intelligently written and detailed drama.

I liked `Wrong Turn' purely because of its shock value and its no holds barred return to classic horror. It is always in your face and it doesn't let go till the credits. This film isn't for the faint of heart. What a rush! (3.5 out of 5) So Says the Soothsayer.

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