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"Wrong Turn" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Stephen Hornbrook

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Synopsis

Chris Flynn (Desmond Harrington) is on his way to a job interview when he hits traffic. Without any other options, he turns around and finds another route, through the mountains of WEST VIRGINIA. On a quiet dirt road, Chris gets distracted and crashes into a Range Rover which had gotten a flat tire. Turns out to be a group of youngsters looking to get away on a camping trip. Surprisingly they aren't that pissed off at this guy who just destroyed their SUV.. Four of them decide to walk down the road to look for help while two stay behind. It doesn't take long to realize there is someone in the woods watching them. The two that stayed behind don't last too long, while the other 4 stumble upon a rundown shack in the woods. The smartest thing to do is, of course, to go inside and have a look around. They quickly realize they should not be there, as whoever, or whatever lives there is not normal. Unfortunately, the family that lives there returns before they have a chance to escape, so the four city folk have to hide. They witness the brutal mutilation of their friend's body before managing to sneak out.. almost unnoticed. The group is chased through the woods till they find a meadow filled with the blood stained cars of previous victims. In order to escape, Chris attempts to distract the mutants, but gets shot in the leg. The other boy, Scott, also tries to distract the mutants, to allow the girls to steal their truck. He isn't so lucky. The final 3 find solace in an old forest ranger lookout tower. From here they are able to radio for help. Surely the final 3 will be able to make it to safety? Not everyone can die, can they?

Specifications

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 2003, Color, R, 84 Minutes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC MPEG-4
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Eliza Dushku, Desmond Harrington
  • Directed by Rob Schmidt
    Rating
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Gory Horror Violence, Ugly Mutants
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Some

Commentary

Horrible movie. I really do not have anything good to say about it. If you like these kinds of movies, then maybe it wouldn't be so bad with a group of friends, some popcorn, and a bottle of whiskey.

Technical

This is one of the worst looking and sounding discs I have watched. The video is soft, contrast is weak, and the colors are not accurate. The DTS soundtrack is nothing special either. This is not a disc you watch to show off your system.

Extras

All the extras on this disc are exactly the same as the DVD. None are in HD. Audio commentary with Director Rob Schmidt and actors Eliza and Desmond. "Fresh Meat the Wounds of Wrong Turn" - A make-up and special effects featurette. "The Making of Wrong Turn" - A short promo piece. "Eliza Dushku in the Woods" - A short featurette about her character. "Stan Winston" - Another short featurette, this one about the legendary Stan Winston. Also some Deleted Scenes and the theatrical trailer.