90 Sec Review: Wrong Turn 2021

“Six friends—Jennifer Shaw, her boyfriend Darius, best friend Milla, her boyfriend Adam who is racist against hillbillys, and gay couple Luis and Gary—are hiking the Appalachian Trail, only to be hunted by the “Foundation”, a self-sufficient community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years and are very hesitant to outsiders. The friends go off the beaten path and hit traps for animals. They kill one of the foundations members and are wrong in their misunderstanding that they were hunted. But the foundations archaic practices makes them trailed for death and hunted. Her dad rescues her and escape but the foundation finds them and visits home of her, the final girl survivor. The girl gives herself up but its all pretense for her to kill them all except the young girl who she takes home.”

The Players

  • Director:   Mike P. Nelson
  • Writer:  Alan B. McElroy
  • Cast:  Charlotte Vega, Emma Dumont, Daisy Head, Matthew Modine

The Good (non spoiler)

Now last year when I heard of this franchise was getting a reboot. I was wondering what could possibly be left to tell about inbred cannibals living in the hills of West Virginia. Original writer Alan B. McElroy has return with a delightful update to this Franchise! Most notably diverse characters, something I wouldn’t say this franchise is outright known for. Secondly this movie was just flat out great. Charlotte Vega as Jennifer was is someone I don’t think we have seen in quite some time. A heroine that keeps you guessing and wishing you could have move of that character!

The Bad

Once the story gets to where it needs to go it feels a tad rush. However I’m fully aware I’m nitpicking.

Final Thoughts

Wrong Turn 2021 currently in theaters but this is defiantly going in the top 10 list of 2021.

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