Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011) Review

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Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011) Review

Horrorific content by Yo Adrian on August 12th, 2020 | Movie Review | Comedy, Survival, Mutant, Gore, Asylum, Wrong Turn Series

It’s about a group of friends stuck in an old abandoned insane asylum with a group of old insane cannibal hillbillies.

Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings was directed by Declan Obrien (who also directed Joy Ride 3 and Sharktopus) and stars Terra Vnesa (from 5ive Girls), Ali Tataryn (from Curse of Chucky and Silent Night) and Victor Zinck Jr. (from Crowsnest).

These hillbillies are going crazy.

Wrong Turn 4 is THE best Wrong Turn in the Wrong Turn franchise, in my opinion. And this is actually the second time I'm watching through the entire Wrong Turn franchise, so it's fair to say I'm the resident Wrong Turn expert here at All Horror. Sure, maybe nobody else wanted to watch it, but whatever, it still makes me the de facto expert and in my expert opinion Wrong Turn 4 is the best.

What isn't the best is the fact that they keep firing the fools who play the face of the franchise, "Three Finger". In the original Wrong Turn, Three Finger was played by an accomplished actor, the next was played by an amateur TV extra, the next was played by a stuntman and this time around Three Finger is played by a guy named Sean Skene, another stuntman. But I really like this guy's resume. He worked on the sets of quite a few other horror movies including The Grudge, Cult of Chucky, Curse of Chucky, The Exorcism of Molly Hartley, The Haunting in Connecticut, Wolf Cop, Another Wolf Cop, Joy Ride 3 and several more.

Bloody Beginnings, the prequel to the original Wrong Turn, kicks off at the Glenville sanatorium in West Virginia in 1974, where we meet Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye back when they were just little mutant cannibalistic kids. Glenville sanatorium actually used to be a real loony bin called The Brandon Asylum for the Insane up in Canada, now rumored to be haunted (of course).

So, a group of friends meet up for a weekend snow trip in the middle of nowhere West Virginia, with plans to snowmobile their way to a secluded cabin somewhere. They of course take a wrong turn and get lost right as a blizzard hits, but are lucky enough to come across an old abandoned insane asylum where they can take shelter for the night. Of course, the moment they get in they start partying, making them oblivious to their surroundings and catching the attention of Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye, now all grown up. Needless to say, Bloody Beginnings gets bloody fast.

The signature scene in this movie has to go to the entire flashback in the insane asylum. It's one of the craziest scenes in all of horror. It's up there with the dancing suicide pig scene in Necromentia. The scene starts out a lot like that part of Silence of the Lambs where young FBI agent Clarice has to walk down the hall past all of the craziest prisoners to get to Hannibal Lecter. But things don't go quite as smoothly for Ann Marie, the Clarice of Wrong Turn 4. Things get wild fast, but to avoid spoilers, let's just say she gets the ass end of everything while mental patients dance and orderlies get disemboweled. 

Overall, Bloody Beginnings is a wild movie that was a blast to watch. It has great characters, creative kills, loads of gore and is endlessly quotable. In one particular scene Three Finger and his crew are eating some poor dude alive, boiling slices of his flesh in a delicious looking broth. After witnessing this, his friend freaks and runs and screams at his other friends: "They're eating him alive like some fucked up fondue!

Worth Watching?

Hell yes. Bloody Beginnings is the best. 

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