In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to sharpen our knives and prepare to survive as we review the 2021 horror film reboot “Wrong Turn”…
Ever since Ned Beatty was told to “squeal like a pig” in “Deliverance,” tales of survival have been fodder for many writers and directors across the globe with films such as “The Hills Have Eyes” becoming horror classics.
In 2003, a film called “Wrong Turn” was released from director Rob Schmidt with a story and script from Alan McElroy. The movie told the story about a group of teens in the wrong place at the wrong time after they encounter a group of backwoods cannibals.
The first film was successful upon its release, which meant there were going to be plenty of sequels to follow. All told there were five more “Wrong Turn” movies released but they were mostly straight-to-video films with each subsequent installment seemingly getting worse and worse in terms of actual plot and execution.
In 2018, rumors started swirling that a new “Wrong Turn” movie was being made but this time McElroy was returning to the franchise he started while penning the script for an entire reboot of the series. Director Mike P. Nelson signed onto helm the project and this time the group of teenagers in the wrong place at the wrong time ran afoul of an entire society of mountain people living off the grid.
In the latest episode of Rewind of the Living Dead, we’re going to sharpen our knives and prepare to survive as we review the 2021 horror film “Wrong Turn”…
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