Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)


Synopsis taken from IMDb
Following a group of friends that decide to go snowmobiling during their winter break. They make a "wrong turn", getting lost in a storm, and seek shelter in an abandoned sanitarium. They are completely isolated by the storm and are thankful they can get out of the elements. But the sanitarium has a troubled past, and some of its former patience still reside there and are not happy  about the intrusion. In a deadly game of cat and mouse, the college kids must fight to survive the night.

I am a big fan of the original Wrong Turn, yeah it has its flaws but it's a fun, brutal and shocking movie. Everything us horror junkies are entertained by. I was strongly disappointed with the sequel and I gave up after the third film. But like the sucker I am I gave the new one a shot just for the hell of it, and it didn't turn out quite that bad...

The movie starts off in the inside of the sanitarium and we see the inmates of the sanitarium who're all deformed and mutated in some way. I'm not sure if all of the inmates were like that, but there definitely was alot of mutant/deformed inmates. And we learn that the lead mutants, who are our villains in this film, are deformed do to inbreeding.

We see the inmates breakout and murder the doctor in a viscous and brutal, bloody way. Something you'd expect out of a Saw movie. One thing off the bat that I didn't like was that they made these mutants too smart, I don't think they should have been able to pull this kill off. They got the savagery right but they were too smart.

The inmates Three Finger, One Eye and Saw Tooth all get there names from where you can imagine just by hearing their names. One Eye stabbed his own eye out with a fork and ate it. Saw Tooth has to wear a facial mask to protect the sanitarium security guards because he sharpened his teeth to jagged points and killed a security guard by bite before. Three Finger cut his own fingers off.

They were sick looking, and while I have seen better make-up for mutants, this gets the job done and makes them look hideous. These bastards were gnarly.

After the college kids show up decades after the incident with the mutants and the doctor, things slowly start to pick up and build some suspense for the characters. The main problem with the cast for me was that they weren't likable. I'm not saying because I don't like them they deserve to die, I'm just saying that it's harder to get behind the characters when they're total douche bags.

One Eye, Three Finger and Saw Tooth start their new reign of terror as they pick off the horny, drunken teens one by bloody one. They eat the bodies as well, and they don't always wait for their beaten prey to be dead before they start their feast.

The gore in this movie was over-the-top but worked for this film seeing as the film itself is totally over the top. There were some good and nasty deaths. Some that make ya laugh and some that make you jump or hold your face. Either way it was a fun thrill ride, but not to be mistaken for a great horror film or masterpiece.

I have to say that I love the ending of this film. The last handful of minutes take place in a blizzard outside the sanitarium and it's a fight to the blood splashing finish. Survival is the name of the game. The ending threw me back to 2001 Maniacs' ending. It wasn't something I haven't seen before but it's acceptable because it hasn't been over used yet.

For those of you who have seen 2001 Maniacs you'll know what I mean when you see this film.



  1. Wasn't a fan of WT 3 & 4, but... well, I wasn't a fan of 2001 Maniacs either :-)
    Wrong Turn 5 is up and coming. Hope it'll turn out better than the previous two parts.

    1. They're doing a 5TH? I'm so out of the loop with these movies due to my lack of caring lol. I'll give it a watch though. I've seen 'em all so mine as well keep that going.

  2. I was pleasantly surprised by not being horribly disappointed with this one :)

  3. It's the truth lol. The second was so bad I stopped halfway through, remember?


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