'Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead'
(Tamer Hassan, Tom McKay, et al / DVD / R / 2009 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: A group of people find themselves trapped in the backwoods of West Virginia, fighting for their lives against a group of vicious and horribly disfigured inbred cannibals.
DVD Verdict: OK, here we go ... and yes, most all of what is to follow you can already guess ... without seeing the movie, just knowing its title! Anyway, I was very happy to see the third chapter of this arrive for review as I loved parts one and two. Sure I knew it wouldn't be as stylish as the first, as gutsy as the second, but I still looked forward to sitting down with it, lights off, cold beer in hand!
And where it's not that bad it is somewhat different from the others in the trilogy. As usual, we get a little subplot of death and blood as the film opens, and some young people (out rafting) are killed off, one by grizzly one. Then we get some well-filmed, but takes us out of what this movie is all about prison scenes, before we're all back in the woods (some 30 minutes later!) and ready for the bloodsports to begin!
Basically, for the last hour of this film we get to watch a bunch of (chained together) convicts wondering around the woods, getting killed by canabalistic hillbillies one by gruesome one!. Yup, that's basically it, in truth ... and yet the latter end of the film is very well staged.
A good slasher flick for sure, 'Wrong Turn 3' still could have done with some directing TLC, but from the special features it seems they were on a tight filming budget ... and, well, their bus in the prison scene DVD break down, after all! But my oh my, wait for the triple header of twists at movies end, whatever you do ... TRUST ME! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
"Wrong Turn 3 in 3 Fingers...I Mean, Parts" Featurette (18:00, 3 Parts)
2 Deleted Scenes (1:22)