Saturday, 18 October 2014

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort Review

Wrong Turn 6:  Last Resort
Director: Valeri Milev
Starring: Aqueela Zoll, Anthony Ilott, Billy Ashworth, Talitha Luke-Eardley, Chris Jarvis, Luke Cousins,
Joe Gaminara, Rhys Coiro, Harry Belcher, Billy Shepperd, Asen Asenov, Danko Danknov, Sadie Katz, Rollo Skinner, Roxanne Pallett
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release Date: October  21st, 2014
Retail: $22.98
Running Time: 91 minutes
Rating: Unrated
Buy Link: DVD, Blu-ray


Throughout the '80s there was at least one horror flick released theaters each week, including the Friday the 13th franchise, A Nightmare on Elm Street series and countless other slasher films. Now of days the only horror films in theaters are the watered-down Exorcist rip-offs and the dreaded found-footage crap. Yes, there is the upcoming Friday the 13th reboot, but we don't need a 2nd remake in less than one decade! I would rather watch a half-way decent sequel than another remake. It seems the only watchable horror sequels are only available direct-to-DVD, which includes the Wrong Turn franchise.

Wrong Turn was a 2003 backwoods horror flick that spawned two direct-to-DVD sequels and three prequels. Yes, the quality of each film has gotten worse with each new installment, but they are still better than most of the garbage that is being released to theaters.

Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort picks up sometime after Bloodlines and centers on Danny (played Anthony Llott) inheriting a hotel in the deep backwoods of West Virginia. He grew up in an orphanage, so he never knew about his "real" family until arriving at the hotel with his girlfriend Toni (played by Aquella Zoll) and several friends. They are greeted by Danny's cousins Sally (played by Sadie Katz) and Jackson (played by Chris Jarvis), whom show a weird affection for each other and for Danny!

Danny (played Anthony Llott) & (played by Aquella Zoll)
After getting acquainted with his cousins, Danny plans on restoring the hotel to its original glory, but Toni suspects some sort of foul play is at hand here, especially when their friends start disappearing one by one. Danny quickly realizes he is from one of the three inbred cannibal families and it is his duty to keep the family line "pure." And of course Three Fingers, Saw Tooth and One Eye are related to him and start a cat & mouse game with Danny's friends. 

Every Wrong Turn fan knows that the last few sequels/prequels have been horrible, so you need to have your expectations lowered just a bit before you watch the latest entry Last Resort. The good thing is that director Declan O'Brien was finally kicked to the curb and is replaced with Valeri Milev. The film is actually meant to be a reboot of the series, but does pickup after the events of Bloodlines, which explains the return of Three Fingers and his brothers.

This isn't a by-the-numbers Wrong Turn sequel, as there is an actual plot here - a thin plot at most, but at least there is something going on with the characters for a change. The gore, nudity and sex scenes are increased for this sequel. The makeup for the Three Fingers and his brothers are 100% better than what was features in the last two prequels and is more in par with the first film. The acting is decent for the most part, except for Sadie Katz's over the top performance as Sally. Overall, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort is better made than the previous sequels/prequels were. I'm not saying that the plot is the right direction to head in, but at the least it is intriguing.

Disclaimer - I received a "free" screener for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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