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Thread: The Franchise That Will Not Die - Wrong Turn!

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    Rented WRONG TURN 5...it's pretty good. You know what this is? I haven't looked around to see if any reviewers have picked up on it but they cribbed the plot from the Howard Hawks/John Wayne film RIO BRAVO hahahaha! Doug Bradley (sounding very un-West Virginian) is the relative in a small town jail that the inbreds are trying to bust out. There's even an old drunk who helps the woman cop with the Fordian name of Mose. Some good gore and a fast pace. I'd actually say this is my favorite of all the sequels. The downtown set has a very backlot look to it and there are some decidely non-local accents but it's got a nice and nasty vibe including a mean-spirited ending. Worth a look.
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    I'll buy a Wrong Turn Blu-Ray box set from Echo Bridge.
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    I decided to watch the entire series because reasons. It's kind of hypocritical, at least of me anyway, to enjoy something like Madman or The Mutilator and look down upon the Wrong Turn franchise. They're cut from the same cloth but they're just from different era's.

    Starting with the first one. The first movie seems like Stan Winston's baby. His name is all over the credits and he's even listed as a producer. I guess it was his dream to do a back to basics backwoods slasher with a real budget behind it? At any rate it's pretty standard but not bad. The gore is good as expected from the late great Stan Winston. It would have been nice had it either been shot in a more stylistic way with shadows and color or go the opposite extreme and go ultra realism ala Deliverance or (the underrated) The Final Terror. Or you subvert the idea, which is something Joe Bob Briggs once suggested, where it's the country/redneck folk being oppressed by the city folk.

    Unfortunately the first one falls short of the movies I mentioned. It needed a backstory for the rednecks. We don't need an explanation why they're doing this but some kind of lore, exactly the kind of lore like in The Burning or Madman or The Final Terror, would have given the movie some depth. Even the Mutilator had lore to it; we don't know why the father decided to go on a killing spree but we understand that he liked to hunt and went crazy after his wife's death. They could have gone further with the gore and exploitative elements. You can't have gorgeous women like that and not have nudity in a slasher. That's sacrilegious practically.

    It reminds me more of Don't Go in the Woods in that we're just kind of thrown these characters and these villains and nothing is really explained or given time to gestate. But Don't Go in the Woods at the very least had a very high body count to make up for its faults.

    I mentioned that I saw the 2nd one and will re-visit that in a bit.
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    I think I saw the first film in the theater & most of the others on Syfy. My issue is the backwoods family make-up looks awful. They look like trolls instead of deformities.

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    I enjoyed all of them but Part 3, which is a CGI shitfest. My favorite is part 4 which has a cool snowy backdrop. The kills in these films are brutal.

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    It seems to be a franchise that got better once it went straight to video. Which is incredibly rare.
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