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 Schmidt.
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!
Robert Kulzer - Producer, RESIDENT EVIL (2002)
Rob Schmidt - CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA
Desmond Harrington - Actor
Don Carmody - Producer/Executive
Aaron Ryder - Executive Film Producer, THE MEXICAN (2001)
Brian Gilbert - Director
Jeremy Sisto - American Teenage Actor
Emmanuelle Chriqui - Actress
Eliza Dushku - Actress/ TRUE LIES, Faith on "Buffy"
Kevin Zegers - Actor, DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Mitch Horwits - Executive Producer, WRONG TURN (2003)
John S. Bartley
Elia Cmiral - Composer, JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT (2006)
Stan Winston - Oscar-winning special effects master
Lindy Booth - American actress, DAWN OF THE DEAD (2004)
Patrick Wachsberger - Executive Producer, WRONG TURN (2003)
Alan McElroy - Screenwriter, BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER (2002)
Theatrical Release: May 30, 2003
"...[Schmidt] manages to keep the suspense up through the final hour of the film..." - 06/02/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C4
"...[Schmidt] has a sharp sense of how to stage unconventional action scenes..." - 08/01/2003 Sight and Sound, p.64
"...The two leads emerge as intelligent, capable characters, consistently exhibiting resourcefulness to outwit their pursuers..." - 08/01/2003 Total Film, p.104