Wrong Turn (2003)

Genre(s): Horror / Thriller
Fox || R - 84 minutes - $14.98 || October 14, 2003
Reviewer: Brian Oliver || Posted On: 2004-09-12

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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

A U D I O &
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Audio and Video

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Director: Rob Schmidt
Writer(s): Alan B. McElroy (written by)
Cast: Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Sisto, Lindy Booth, Kevin Zegers

Theatrical Release Date: May 30, 2003

Supplemental Material:
  • Director & Actors Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Making of Wrong Turn - Featurette
  • Eliza Dushku: Babe in the Woods - Featurette
  • Stan Winston - Featurette
  • Fresh Meat: The Wounds of Wrong Turn - Featurette
  • Poster Concept Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Widescreen (1.85), Full Screen (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish

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.::THE FILM::.


I was surprised about how much I enjoyed it this time. No, it's still not a great horror movie, but I was entertained none-the-less. The acting was normal overall with Harrington and Dushku doing their best as they run from the imbred murderers. So, with that, I've upped my rating from 2.25 to 3. You can read my original review here.


When you look at the back of the DVD case, you would think this disc has some good features, right? Unfortunately, it was all for not. The four featurettes were pure fluff and never really offered anything more than the usual cast and crew interviews, although the Stan Winston featurette takes a look into his workshop and how the creatures were created. Also included are some deleted scenes that should've been classified as extended ones.

My favorite feature was commentary from director Schmidt and stars Desmond Harrington and *sigh* Eliza Dushku. The trio batter around stories from the set or -- in the case of Schmidt -- talking about the influences of the style. Harrington was fairly quiet while Schmidt and Dushku did the majority of talking. My only problem with it was there were quite a few of silent lulls. I don't know if they did selected scene commentary or there was that awkward silence that you sometimes find on these tracks.



The sound and picture were all in all very good with the sounds of the forrest or the screams of the damsel in distress come through nicely (it's what you expect from a horror movie, right?).


Only purchase this DVD if you are a fan of the horror genre because any movie-lover would not enjoy the special features. Personally, I liked this film as a pure horror flick with the usual B.S. you sometimes find in this genre. With a runtime of under an hour and a half, Wrong Turn flies by pretty fast but in the end, you'll be entertained.