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Wrong Turn (2003)

R | | Horror | 30 May 2003 (USA)
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Chris and a group of five friends are left stranded deep in the middle of the woods after their cars collide. As they venture deeper into the woods, they face an uncertain and bloodcurdling fate.

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Rob Schmidt

Writer:

Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy)
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Complete credited cast:
Desmond Harrington ... Chris Flynn
Eliza Dushku ... Jessie Burlingame
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Carly
Jeremy Sisto ... Scott
Kevin Zegers ... Evan
Lindy Booth ... Francine
Julian Richings ... Three Finger
Garry Robbins ... Saw-Tooth
Ted Clark Ted Clark ... One-Eye
Yvonne Gaudry Yvonne Gaudry ... Halley
Joel Harris Joel Harris ... Rich
David Huband ... Trooper
Wayne Robson ... Old Man
James Downing ... Trucker
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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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Something Strange Is Happening Deep In The Woods...But No One's Lived To Tell About It. See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Despite only being credited for his producing, Make-up master Stan Winston was pivotal in the key design of the Mountain Men, in particular now post-modern horror icon Three-Finger. This marks the second last major horror film he has been involved before his death in 2008 at age 62 and the third slasher horror film he had been involved in following uncredited work in Friday The 13th Part II and III, the latter of which he had been a core designer on the original hockey mask of also horror icon Jason Voorhees and the respective mongoloid appearence of Jason for those two parts. See more »

Goofs

The flower in Scott's necklace disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

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

Connections

References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Quit Me Baby
Written by Josh Homme (as Josh Homme) and Alfredo Hernandez
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
Courtesy of Loosegroove Records
By Arrangement with Lakeshore Records
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A scary movie that actually scared me.
20 October 2003 | by TJ1380See all my reviews

I usually don't find horror movies to be very scary. I've seen enough of them to know pretty much what's going to happen and when it will happen. They're generally so predictable that they just fail to illicit any kind of emotional response in me whatsoever. "Wrong Turn" is an exception, however. It's one of the rare horror movies that was actually as scary and disturbing to me as it was meant to be.

The plot, which involves six attractive young people being hunted by a family of cannibalistic mountain men, is very straightforward and offers no real surprises to fans of horror movies. As is the case in most of these movies, however, the plot quickly becomes besides the point, and the movie becomes more concerned with trying to frighten and disturb the viewer.

Needless to say, it succeeds. The mountain men prove to be some of the scariest movie killers that I've seen in a long time, probably because the film wastes no time in showing us exactly what they plan to do with their victims (we see this about a half-hour into the movie in a scene that is guaranteed to make at least half of the people who watch it really, really sick). They also manage to be more relentless and even more beyond reason than most horror movie killers; they behave more like wild animals than people.

The acting is considerably better than most movies in this genre. Granted, that's not saying much, but I actually felt more than a little sympathy for the two main characters (Eliza Dushku and the Ray Liotta-looking med student). They behave just like anyone else would in that situation, and they're likable enough and believable enough to make us root for them. I didn't find myself feeling much sympathy for the rest of the cast (they often act like typical slasher movie fodder, especially the two kids who get high and have sex shortly before being murdered), but they're at least more believable than the characters who usually appear in these movies.

Overall, I would have to say that this movie was better than most of the horror movies that have come out lately. I wouldn't recommend it to everyone, but any fan of horror movies should definitely check it out.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dundas, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,161,498, 1 June 2003

Gross USA:

$15,418,790

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,650,575
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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