DVD Review

DVD Review: Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead

wrong-turn-3-left-for-dead-posterWrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is the weakest entry in the Wrong Turn franchise. All the standard horror trappings are present Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead: blood, gore, stalk scenes, T&A (via lovely glamour model Louise Cliffe), no signal cell phones, plot holes, etc. There are a few cool kills in Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead, one in particular involving barbed wire is noteworthy, but the film can not shake its “been there, done that” feel. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is missing the great beginning of Wrong Turn 2: Dead End and the star power of the original film. The best aspect of Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is are the convicts but there are too many of them, most have no depth, and they act tough instead of being tough and unsavory like the cons in The Butterfly Effect. The standout performance in the Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead belongs to Tamer Hassan, who sold his character of Chavez more than anyone else in the film. Also convincing was the car thief, Crawford (Jake Curran), who could have easily been cast as a tweaker. Crawford had some of the most entertaining dialog in Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. I would have rather seen Louise Cliffe in Janet Montgomery‘s role of Alex in Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. Montogomery gave a far more naturalistic performance in The Hills Run Red, a slightly superior STV horror film, than in this film.

The Extras:

Wrong Turn in 3 Fingers…I Mean, Parts

The making of Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead was informative as most “making of” documentaries are. The viewer gets to see the actors talk in their real english accents. The doc is hosted by Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead director, Declan O’Brien, and the viewer is shown all the trials (the prisoner bus broke down on the first day of shooting, etc.) and the limited time production had to shoot the film. Seeing cast members dancing at 4am was funny as was what some of the actors said into the camera  about each other.

Deleted Scenes

The deleted scenes for Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead are nothing to write home about. The viewer is shown the sheriff (Bill Moody) with a German Shepherd in the forest and another where his female deputy (Emma Clifford) is captured and strapped to Three Fingers (Borislav Iliev)’ table.

Final Thoughts:

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead is a STV horror film that deserved to go straight to video. It is not bad horror movie, its ordinary, a film not deserving a theatrical release or a studio advertising push as The Midnight Meat Train or All the Boys Love Mandy Lane did.

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