A chilling trip through the backwoods, Wrong Turn gets so mu
trebe | 11/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Taking you deep into the West Virginia wilderness , director Rob Schmidt's vision of 70's style horror may not be startlingly original, but following a familiar path, Wrong Turn (2003) is a shocking and effective thriller, that contrary to the title, makes very few missteps.
Trying to avoid gridlocked traffic, Chris Flynn (Desmond Harrington) detours down a back road and rams his classic Mustang into a SUV, stranded in the middle of the road. The occupants, a party of five young friends are shaken, but unhurt. Flynn along with Jessie (Eliza Dushku), Scott (Jeremy Sisto), and his fiancé Carly (Emmanuelle Chriqui), head off looking for help, leaving Francine (Lindy Booth), and boyfriend Evan (Kevin Zegers) behind. As you might expect, it is not too long before some seriously bad things start to happen, as the terrified group encounters a group of grotesque mountain men, deformed by generations of inbreeding, for whom homicide is a way of life.
Making a break into the woods, the group is pursued by the freaks, who have deadly skills will a variety of weapons. The ensuing chase is highlighted by a suspenseful confrontation, high in the forest treetops, that features a jaw dropping kill. There isn't much down time as the film proceeds to a fiery finale. The mountain men are ferocious fighters, and die very hard. Created by the team of special effects genius Stan Winston (Terminator 2, Predator, Jurassic Park), the three principal freaks are designated according to their appearance, as One-Eye, Three Finger, and Saw-Tooth.
Wrong Turn takes a while to get going, but once things break open, the story flows pretty smoothly, with good pacing that provides shocks and thrills, all the way to the end. Accepting killer mountain men, is the major roadblock, in what is otherwise a pretty credible tale, that features some rather memorable kills. The acting is solid, and the story moves forward without being sidetracked or slowed by insipid dialog, or extraneous scenes.
This edition has been out for a while, and is a pretty solid package. The dual sided disc contains fullscreen and widescreen versions of the film, with various extra features spread on each side. A commentary track with Rob Schmidt, Eliza Dushku, and Desmond Harrington is available on both versions. The extras include featurettes on the late Stan Winston, Eliza Dushku, and the film's special effects. Wrong Turn is highly recommended to fans of the backwoods horror genre."
"Horror At Its Absolute Best"
Terry Richard | Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada | 09/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first discovered "Wrong Turn" when I was scanning through my TV late one night and saw it on a movie channel. I had never heard of it but read the info on my television guide and decided to give it a try. I am a sucker for a good scary film and I was not at all disappointed by "Wrong Turn". The film is about a bunch of young people in their early twenties whose car breaks down in the backwoods on a long deserted stretch of an abandoned road in West Virginia. What happens to them as the movie unfolds is horrific as these people come in contact with a bunch of in-breeders who feed off human beings. The scenes are excellently directed and acted, the action is bone-chilling, and the suspence of it all will leave you breathless. If your a fan of films like "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Wrong Turn" will not let you down. This film, which was a huge boxoffice hit, was followed by "Wrong Turn 2" that was released directly to DVD. Also, just in time for Halloween, "Wrong Turn 3-Left For Dead" arrives in DVD stores in October, 2009. This particular DVD version of "Wrong Turn" features both the widescreen and full screen editions of the movie as well as many bonuses. There is commentary by director Rob Schmidt and its stars Desmond Harrington and Eliza Dushku, 4 featurettes are included on the making of the film, and much more."
Pretty good movie - BAD PQ
Eric Larson | Waverly, New York United States | 09/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is not that old a film. The Transfer should be way better then this. It is very soft almost none of the detail that you expect from Blu ray. Is this the fault of DNR gone crazy??? The sound is awsome and the film itself is a fun little throwback to the horror films of the 70's. But man the picture quality sucks!"