I often get Wrong Turn mixed up with Joy Ride. Each involves a car ride (sans cliche somehow) and a young actress who sells the movie by being on the cover. Well the Wrong Turn series is the one about inbred cannibals, so I suppose I should keep that in mind. I find it hard to believe we’re on the third one already. The first was a decent movie, and the second was redeemed by Henry Rollins as the hyper commando reality TV producer. With the third entry, we pretty much have Alien Invasion Arizona, but without the aliens. Same amount of toes though.
What I mean by that is the fact that the plot revolves around a prisoner transport via bus, which of course goes horribly wrong as they usually do. Instead of an intentional jailbreak by accomplice girlfriends, it’s just the mutant trying to run them off the road for food. The result is the same in any case as the guards are held hostage by the prisoners, who in term are fighting amongst themselves since there’s always that racial tension in play. I’m not entirely sure naming the Hispanic character: Chaves, really helped either.
The girl sort of fills the bridge between a pivotal and a throwaway character if you can think of such a thing. It only occurs in movies where you honestly don’t care one way or the other. The movie then spins into a series of creative deaths all caused by the same mutant hillbilly who, due to movie logistics, can be everywhere all the time.