Wrong Turn (2021) Review
Directed By: Mike P. Nelson
Starring: Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Bill Sage, Emma Dumont, Dylan McTee, Daisy Head, Tim DeZarn and Matthew Modine.
Synopsis: Backwoods terror and never-jangling suspense meet when Jen (Charlotte Vega) and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return— unless Jen’s father (Golden Globe® nominee Matthew Modine) can reach them in time.
Review: Wrong Turn returns with a fresh look, that’s right this is a reboot of the franchise and has no relation to the previous entries.
Wrong Turn first hit our screens in 2003 it was a fun horror movie that really had such a nostalgic feeling to the 80s and 90s horror movies and the sequel Wrong Turn 2 was just as badass. In all, the original franchise ran for 6 entries then news always circled of a seventh movie but nothing ever came together until now…
Wrong Turn has a hefty run time of nearly 2hours and while it is an enjoyable movie, some parts of the movie could have been trimmed a little and had the movie more fast paced.
I found the movie to be fun and the deaths were quite inventive, the gore hounds will be satisfied with what they see, but! Most kills pan away and you see the aftermath which is quite greusome.
The cannibal mutant hillbillies? Three-finger? Well this movie ditches that whole concept and we are introduced to The Foundation, who are a small community of people that live in the woods and have done from 1859 and live by a strict code they’re most definitely inbred like the original cannibals. The leader of the Foundation John Venables is very menacing. This is one community you wouldn’t want to cross.
Our main group of characters don’t really stand out and are just lined up to be the stereotypical victims, which isn’t a bad thing in these types of movies as we go in hoping to see a rip-roaring gore fest.
Matthew Modine plays the role of a dad looking for his daughter and while he is not exactly Henry Rollins from Wrong Turn 2, he does hold his own in battling The Foundation.
Overall the movie is quite different to the previous installments but I didn’t find myself disappointed, it featured some gory moments and the things our lead character goes through are quite traumatising. The Foundation are quite sinister and the ghuille suits they where are quite frightening! I’d say any horror fans out there, check it out when you get the chance!
Signature Entertainment presents Wrong Turn (2021) UK Home Premiere on Digital Platforms 26th February and Blu-Ray & DVD 3rd May