||Wrong Turn Movie
Revisiting the teenage slasher movies of the 1970s and
1980s, WRONG TURN is a tense, suspense-packed horror film starring
Eliza Dushku (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER). When Chris (Desmond
Harrington) is late for a job interview, he drives speedily
through a backwoods dirt road, and winds up in a head-on collision
with a group of teenage campers. As the cars are totalled, the
group has no option but to trek through the woods and seek help.
Stumbling upon a mysterious cabin, the unhappy campers soon
realize they are in grave danger when they happen upon a mixture
of grotesque oddities and body parts, soon followed by the return
of the freakish inhabitants of the disgusting abode. The intensity
builds as the inbred, kill-crazy cabin dwellers go after Chris and
the campers, leading to some grisly scenes in the dense woodland,
and a series of brutal, bloody set-pieces from director Rob
WRONG TURN takes similar backwoods horror flicks like TEXAS
CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE HILLS HAVE EYES as its inspiration,
providing visceral thrills aplenty, and the requisite amount of
dumb teenage characters. Never lapsing into self-parody, the film
should appeal to older horror movie fans keen to revisit the
movies of their youth, and younger fans eager to witness some
modern-day stalk-and-slash mayhem!
"...[Schmidt] manages to keep the suspense up through the
final hour of the film..."
"...[Schmidt] has a sharp sense of how to stage
unconventional action scenes..."
"...The two leads emerge as intelligent, capable
characters, consistently exhibiting resourcefulness to outwit
Theatrical Release Date: May 30, 2003