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WRONG TURN 3: LEFT FOR DEAD
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Reviewed by: Mike Catalano

Directed by: Declan Obrien

Starring:
Tom Frederic
Janet Montgomery
Borislav Iliev
Gil Kolirin

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What's it about
Three Finger, welcomes a literal smorgasbord of rafters and criminals and cops, oh my, in this third installment of the backwoods series.
Is it good movie?
If it seems like there are a shitload of characters in the description above, you're absolutely f*cking right! Why the makers of this flick decided to have such a loaded "central character" cast is beyond me. And why they decided to not fully develop more than one of 'em is an even bigger mystery. You know what happens when you've got a horror flick with a sick bad guy and a super loaded cast of potential victims? You forget to dish out healthy helpings of the entertaining baddie! I swear, this movie could have been a basic THE FUGITIVE knockoff with a random cannibal jumping in to f*ck shit up every once in a while. But this is NOT a freakin' FUGITIVE knockoff! It's f*cking WRONG TURN 3. Know your audience!

Perhaps, I've become a bit of a WRONG TURN snob because I thought the first one was alright enough (tough to ever fully frown when your flick stars Eliza Dushku)... but then came the sequel! WRONG TURN 2 absolutely destroyed the mold in terms of quality direct-to-DVD sequels. Director, Joe Lynch, absolutely spoiled us with a fantastic cast, killer kills, and dark humor. Hence, I was expecting nothing less from WT3. Suffice to say, lightning only struck once in terms of quality direct-to-DVD sequels.

What we have with WRONG TURN 3 is more like a direct-to-TV delivery. From the plain credits to the laughable score to the ridiculously CGI squirts of blood, this number three smells more like "number two" and is an insult to the series. By all means, if it was merely a random cannibal killer gore-monger, then perhaps I wouldn't be so harsh. But this is a part of a now very well-respected horror series and there is no excuse for such a sloppy production.

I'm actually quite in awe of how poorly the makers have strayed from the finesse of the first two. You've got cookie-cutter criminals, absolutely zero suspense, and the cheesiest dialogue this side of a hunk of swiss. Absolutely nothing is expanded on in terms of the "backstory" of the first two. And the whole thing is topped off with a totally ridiculous final scene that makes no sense whatsoever and ultilmately sucks.

Video / Audio
Video Widescreen 1.78:1

Audio English 5.1 Dolby Digital, with Spanish subtitles

The Extras
Two super fast Deleted scenes.

An extended Behind the Scenes feature that shows a great deal of hard work truly was expelled in order to deliver such a sad result.

Last Call
Actions that don't make sense, plus ridiculous kills, plus painful dialogue, plus a lack of baddie screentime equals a third offering that will NOT have you begging for seconds.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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