Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MOVIE REVIEW: Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

The first Wrong Turn film is one of my favourite horror films and I loved the second one almost as much as the first. So I had high hopes for the third film, Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, but ended up being disappointed.

While a group of prisoners are being transferred from one jail to another, their bus is run off the road by inbred mutant Three Finger. The prisoners see it as a chance to escape and run off into the woods, not expecting it to be inhabited by inbred cannibals. When two of them find a van filled with money, they have more motivation to survive.

The plot wasn't anything new and the subplot about the money was dull and unnecessary. It seemed like they didn't think inbred mutants killing people was enough for 92 minutes, so they added it. And it felt like more of a prison film than a horror film. Prison movies don't interest me at all, so I just sat there waiting for the next gory kill. There was a lot of gore, but nothing to set it apart from the first two films.

The film moved slowly, focusing more on the money subplot and arguments between characters than on Three Finger and his family. And the characters were the standard prisoner cliches. Most of them were assholes and I wanted them to die.

Although Wrong Turn 3 has some okay gore scenes, skip this film and watch the first two instead.

Rating: 2/5

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