Tuesday, October 4, 2016

31 Days of Spooky Movies: Wrong Turn

Day #3

Wrong Turn

A group of friends (and the man who crashed into their car) find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere as people-eating mutant hillbillies hunt them for food and sport.

Fright Factor:
2 / 5 Sloths

Gore Factor:
3.5 / 5 Chunks

Should you watch it?

My roommate tells me that I was foolish to trust in a horror movie just because Eliza Dushku was in it, as shes not really that big of name. But clearly that is crazy talk: Eliza Dushku is pretty darn awesome.

To his credit though he was right that watching this one was a mistake.

For goodness sake, the mutants all look like Sloth from The Goonies had a baby with one of the orcs from Lord of the Rings! Do you know how hard it is to be scared when the mutants look like they could be distracted with a Baby Ruth bar? Or continually expecting them to pop out of the trees and yell, HEY YOU GUUUYYSSS!??

It just isn’t conducive to a horror atmosphere, people.

Anyways, pretty typical low-budget horror. The plot really doesnt make any sense and the characters are all hopelessly uninteresting. Although for all you naysayers out there let me just say that Eliza Dushku outacts every other person in the movie by leaps and bounds. Sadly, she can only do so much with a script this trite.

Well, okay, the bit near the end where they’re up in the trees was something I had never seen before. Ill give them that. So that one scene and Eliza Dushku and a whole lot of misplaced The Goonies memories are the only things this movie has to offer you.

“Thank you, take care.”

“Youre the one whos gonna need to take care.”

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