Wrong Turn remake: gory images promote this month’s Blu-ray release

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Director Mike P. Nelson's reboot of the Wrong Turn franchise is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on February 23rd (pre-order a copy HERE), and to help stir up hype for the release a batch of images have arrived online that show off some of the film's gore effects. That means there are SPOILERS in the images that can be seen below. This is a slasher movie, so we know people are going to get reduced to a bloody mess in it, but if you don't want to know which ones become what sort of mess, don't scroll down.

Written by Alan B. McElroy, who also wrote the original Wrong Turn (watch it HERE), the new Wrong Turn has the following synopsis: 

Backwoods terror and never-jangling suspense meet when Jen (Charlotte Vega) and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return— unless Jen’s father (Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine) can reach them in time.

Vega and Modine are joined in the cast by Damian Maffei, Bill Sage, Emma Dumont, Valerie Jane Parker, Chaney Morrow, David Hutchison, Dylan McTee, Adrian Favela, Adain Bradley, Jeremy Ambler, Cory Scott Allen, Gary Ray Stearns, Rhyan Elizabeth Hanavan, Vardaan Arora, Mark Mench, Joshua Stephen Campbell, Jennie Malone, Brian James Fitzpatrick, and Mark Angel.

Nelson has released the following statement about his film: 

We wanted to make a movie that reflects the state of the mind of the world today. I think as people we are all capable of being the most extreme versions of ourselves so when those extremes collide one person’s dream can become another person’s nightmare.

We’re telling the story of Jen and her group of friends that are all at critical junctions in their young lives – relationships, careers, looming adulthood are all things at stake for them. For them trekking the Appalachian trail is supposed to give them this clarity for what they should do with their lives….or at least they thought.

When we meet Venable and members of The Foundation, it’s important to me that they are not your typical bad guys. They’re not the backwoods hicks. They’re not the white supremacists. This is a community of people who are very intelligent and very proud of their way of life. They will do whatever it takes to defend it.

Jen in particular is a character that I think will resonate long after the credits roll — wonderfully flawed, determined character that will do whatever it takes to survive.

But most importantly we wanted to make a movie that surprises audiences. They think the movie is going one way and we take them down a completely other turn. This is a movie where the audience will think they know who these characters are and we’ll completely flip that prejudice on its head. These characters keep surprising us which makes the movie so special. 

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD will include:

– Deleted & Extended Scenes

– “Monsters Among Us: Making Wrong Turn” Featurette

– Wrong Turn Promotional Trailer

– Feature-Length Audio Commentary with Director Mike P. Nelson

This Foundation story doesn't interest me as much as the backwoods cannibals of the original film, but I have watched every Wrong Turn movie up to this point, and I'll be watching this one, too.

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