Welcome back to another guilty movie pleasure pick. Released back on May 30, 2003, we’re taking a look at a horror/slasher movie that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. Today’s guilty movie pleasure pick is Wrong Turn.
The Movie stars
- Eliza Dushku as Jessie
- Desmond Harrington as Chris
- Emmanuelle Chriqui as Carly
- Jeremy Sisto as Scott
- Kevin Zegers as Evan
- Lindy Booth as Francine
- And was directed by Rob Schmidt
Chris is on his way to a meeting but there’s a big accident on the road. Feeling desperate he turns around and starts taking another route through the Virginia Mountains that will ultimately be a Wrong Turn.
As if being late isn’t enough, Chris then gets distracted while driving and crashes into another car that had 5 passengers in it that had suffered from mysterious punctured car tires. It’s from here on when this group of now six has to go look for help and the adventure begins.
Not, Southern Hospitality
Now we know who the bad guys are in this movie. They’re a bunch of mutant looking humans who have devolved through inbreeding. And if that’s not enough they are also cannibals. This group will soon find out that these locals are not very welcoming.
Survival of the fittest
Once these mutants get the scent of the humans, it turns into a game of survival of the fittest. While the humans in this movie are smarter, the mutants have speed and an unstoppable thirst for blood on their side.
Why I recommend Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn is a fast-paced, action-adventure that will keep you cheering for the characters you like to survive and applauding when the characters that annoy you get whacked off. And the movie is short around 1 hour and 20 minutes so it’s not a big-time investment. The movie when it was released was a fresh take on the horror movie genre and still holds up to this day.
Did you know?
Did you know there are a total of 6 Wrong Turn movies? While part one got a theatrical release the other 5 were straight to video. I never did see any of these other films but after re-watching the original I think I want to check out the other films to see if they continue with the story or just use the name to try and cash in.
Where to watch it
Wrong Turn currently isn’t streaming for free but you can rent it on YouTube and Amazon Prime for $3.99.
I hope you guys enjoy my Guilty Pleasure Movie Pick – Wrong Turn. I was a big fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and it was seeing that Eliza Dushku was in this movie that initially caught my interest. Wrong Turn was a movie I enjoyed watching when it was released in theaters and I still enjoy watching it till this day. I also recommend watching this one at night in the dark for an extra spook factor.