Mark D. from N DARTMOUTH, MA Reviewed on 8/13/2015...
this movie was far more entertaining than what previous reviewers have stated. The idea of tough-assed hardcore criminals fighting for their lives against someone who is crazier than they are.....this idea really appeals to me. The effects are standard for a slasher movie and is just another WRONG TURN movie and delivers everything you would expect from such.
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Dylan W. from LEWISTON, ME Reviewed on 1/13/2013...
I loved the first two but this one was boring and very low budget, it's acting was very poor as the script was.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 5/9/2011...
How Not To Make A Sequel
This film has the look and feel of a Sy Fy Channel original movie (for those of you lucky enough to have never seen one of those you're not missing anything). This film picks up sometime after Wrong Turn 2 (the best of the series IMHO) and seems to ignore almost everything that made that film an entertaing experience for fans of the horror genre. Part 3 is a badly acted & directed, cliched filled mess with cheesy effects that moves along at a snail's pace. The basic plot involes a group of criminals being transported through the cannibal woods and having to fight for their survival. None of these characters r interesting (really bad when an inbred psycho backwoods cannibal is boring) and you'll soon find yourself hoping the entire cast dies.
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Could have, would have, shouldn't have.
Saint Thomas | Kent, Ohio | 11/08/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The title of my review refers to the fact that by all means, WRONG TURN 3 : LEFT FOR DEAD should have turned out better than it did. It could have, it would have and it should have. But in the end, it didn't. Honestly folks, I'm surprised this movie even exists. When I heard about a third film in the series, I was pretty excited! It was like a pleasant surprise for us Horror fans, who never really know when a series is going to continue or end. Sadly, this movie is a little disappointing.
The WRONG TURN series has always been considered by Horror fans to be nothing more than a "poor man's" version of THE HILLS HAVE EYES or THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Which by all means wasn't a bad thing considering us Horror enthusiasts usually take what we can get in terms of crazy, mutant, hillbilly, cannibalistic, redneck mountain men. When it comes down to that, we want to keep it simple. Blood, guts and mayhem in other words. Nothing Shakespearean by any means, just good 'ol fashion hillbilly Horror!
The first one in the series had a lot going for it. Stan Winston (ALIENS, JURASSIC PARK) did the special effects for the film, giving the mutants a disgusting sense of menace. It wasn't the goriest of the series (when the movie came out, film studios were still a little reluctant to release a movie that was unrated) but then again, it didn't need to be. The first WRONG TURN was actually pretty scary during some moments. Also, the acting was actually not bad either. I was pleasantly surprised after watching the first one when it came out.
The second film in the series wasn't anywhere as good as the first, but it was still fun. WRONG TURN 2 : DEAD END added more gore, more killer mutant rednecks and a lot more nudity! It was a sequel that would have made Jason Voorhees proud! Not to mention that it had Henry Rollins in it to boot. It was a passable follow up to the first movie.
Which brings us to the third entry, WRONG TURN 3 : LEFT FOR DEAD. I hate to say it (especially in a comical way) but this movie should have been left for dead. I mean the way this movie turned out, I don't see how anyone involved with it could have felt satisfied with the finished result. The biggest problem with this movie is the directors lack of imagination. The movie starts out of nowhere and we don't even get a chance to know any of the characters before they're sliced to pieces. Once again, we don't need too much in terms of character development but a little more time spent with them (at the beginning) couldn't have hurt.
Does anybody even remember what happened in the second film? Didn't it involve a crew working on a reality TV show getting slaughtered in these same woods!?! Don't you think the big budget TV executives would have wondered where their cast and crew was after some time? Not to mention the local police and everybody's family members! The forest couldn't possibly be that large and eventually somebody would find those crazy mutant freaks. I dunno', maybe I'm digging too deep here.
Another problem I had with this movie is the lack of style. The camera work is very straight forward and basic. With no zest to it. Would it have killed them to at least throw a gritty camera lens into the mix!?! Something to make the movie look dark and sinister maybe? Most Horror movies today (in the 2000's) at least get that part right. In my opinion, such successful Horror films as HOSTEL and HIGH TENSION are well done and executed right. They filmed those movies with a camera lens that seems like a throw back to late 1970's Horror films, which I like a lot. WRONG TURN 3 doesn't even try to add interesting lens colors or camera angles to the movie. It's just there and in your face like a Porno.
There are a lot of problems with this movie and I don't want to beat a dead horse here. Let's talk about the plot now. Once again, it's pretty simple. Two prison guards are transferring a bus load of inmates through the woods and eventually their bus gets thrown from the road via rednecks in a dirty old pick up truck. As the prisoners make their way through the woods (of course a lot of macho "drama" ensues), they get picked off in gruesome ways one by one. End of story.
The movie does have some nice scenes of gore, although it would have been nice to see them shy away from some of the more obvious uses of CGI during a few of the deaths. If thats what you're looking for (a gory movie) then that shouldn't turn you away. It does give the audience tons of the red stuff. Also, the spooky music during some of the more strange moments was a nice and unexpected touch to an otherwise disappointing film. On the plus side, the make-up effects are really nice and some of the actors are actually pretty good. With a little more style, this could have been just as good as the second film in the series. Instead, because of it's faults, it stays at a number three.
Gore Hounds, check it out for nasty scenes of death! Bodies get chopped up, faces get sliced off and limbs are hacked off! Also, four people die within the first ten minutes of the movie! Not to mention the action is actually pretty good too, which is shocking considering everything else is pulled off so cheap. You can't say the special effects crew didn't try with this movie, thats for sure! With a little more time and thought, this could have been a fun third entry. Instead, people are just going to bash it, hate it and forget it. I really doubt if the series has any future after this movie. Oh' well. It could have, it would have and it should have. But it didn't.
I've said my bit. Over and out!"
B. Taylor | Pittsburgh, PA | 10/25/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was anxious for this movie to come out, because I liked Wrong Turn part 1 and part 2 alot. But this movie was a disappointment for me. It looks very low budget and just seemed boring to me. I bought it instead of renting it, because I own the other two. But I would recommend renting this before buying it, unless you are like me and just buy it to have all three."
Go watch WT2 again instead.
highplainsdrifter | Under the gun | 12/10/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a fan of Wrong Turn 2. Its a movie I've watched half a dozen times now. WT2 and Hatchet both take me back to my days as a teeneager watching what were (at that time) great slasher movies. So I was excited to see WT3 being released on DVD. To everyone involved in this movie - shame, shame on you.
When a horror movie is great, I don't mind plot holes. When it sucks, like this film, I simply can't abide them. Can someone explain to me how a mutant is driving around in a tow truck and no one knows he exists? Gas, oil changes, new tires and spark plugs - is there some sort of mutant gas station on the mountain that accepts animal skins in return for a full tank of gas? And how is it that an armored car went missing with tons of cash and no one went looking for it? And how the heck did it end up miles from the road? And if mutants use money to buy gas, why didn't they take all the cash?
Horrible acting, characters you don't care about, a complete lack of creativity in the death scenes, plot holes worse than the Saw franchise. Skip this one and watch WT2 again."
AWFUL! PARTS 1 & 2 WERE GOOD BUT THIS ONE BLOWS!
Explorator | Los Angeles, CA | 11/19/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This plays like a bland Syfy channel movie! It has that 'TV show' look and its NOT scary for one second! The 'gore' is incredibly fake with some of the WORST CG you'll ever see in a movie! I'm tolerant of low-budget FX and love some of the lowest budget movies ever made but this is just 'off the charts' BAD without the unintentional humor that would make such lameness worthwhile. It's sad to see a series that had potential get the axe like this (I loved the first 2 movies in the series). The actors are all so damn generic and their lines are delivered so blandly that you can never forget you are just watching a movie. There are no decent charismatic characters like in the first 2 movies. Every scene is lit by massive spotlights even though most of it takes place deep in the woods at night. The redneck mutants look really stupid with big oversized heads that are like bad halloween masks you could buy in a store! This thing is awful on so many levels it would take a book to list them all. Thanks hollywood for ruining yet another promising series!"