Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009) Review

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Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on August 09th, 2020 | Movie Review | Survival, Mutant, Wilderness, Cannibalism, Wrong Turn Series

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It's about a group of escaped prisoners who make a run for freedom through the cannibal infested mountains of West Virginia.

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead was directed by Declan Obrien (who also directed Joy Ride 3 and Sharktopus) and stars Janet Montgomery (from Dead Cert and The Hills Run Red), Louise Cliffe and Tom Mckay (from Kill Command).

What you don't see will kill you.

I'm starting to see a running theme while watching all of these Wrong Turn movies. They keep switching out the actor who plays the central villain: "Three Finger". The original Three Finger was played by an accomplished actor, the next was played by a TV extra who literally had two episodes to his name and this Three Finger is played by a Bulgarian stuntman named Borislav Iliev. Interestingly enough, Three Finger's mutant nephew "Three Toes" was played by another Bulgarian guy named Borislav. But this Borislav, Borislav Petrov, never even had an on screen appearance before, the dude was a construction coordinator. WTF?

So, this Wrong Turn was filmed in Bulgaria for some reason and was apparently cast with a bunch of stuntmen and construction workers. They also swapped out Three Finger's cool makeup with a cheap Halloween mask and gave him a newer tow truck instead of the iconic classic from the previous movies. Also, the original Wrong Turn had a serious tone, Wrong Turn 2 was a total comedy and this one is back to being serious.

This movie starts off with a high profile prison transfer that gets railroaded by our favorite cannibal rednecks. 

Actually, that's pretty much the entire movie. Nothing else really happens. It's a group of prisoners, a captive guard and some random chick hiking through the woods trying to avoid getting hunted by hungry hillbillies. There's a few kills here and there, but mostly it's just a bunch of overacting prisoners threatening each other constantly while taking a long walk.

Oh, and this is the first Wrong Turn in the series that didn't involve anyone actually making a wrong turn. They kinda dropped the ball on that one. 

Wrong Turn 3 has its moments but it's definitely one of my least favorite in the series.

Worth Watching?

Nope. This one is very skippable.

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