WRONG TURN 5: BLOODLINES (2012) Reviews and overview

 

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is a 2012 American horror film about a group of college students who encounter a clan of cannibals.

Written and directed by Declan O’Brien, based on characters created by Alan McElroy, the movie stars Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson, Simon Ginty and Roxanne McKee.

Plot:

A small West Virginia town is hosting the legendary Mountain Men Festival on Halloween, where throngs of costumed partygoers gather for a wild night of music and mischief.

However, an inbred family of hillbilly cannibals kill the fun when they trick and treat themselves to a group of visiting college students who are dying for a good time…

Reviews:

“It gets the job done spitefully, carelessly, with no joy or self-satisfaction. The story is rote, the gore routine, the tone callous and un-fun. The film was made for next-to-nothing in Bulgaria, features a cast predominantly made up of no-name British actors doing terrible American accents […] and was very obviously shot predominantly on an indoor soundstage.” Blu-ray.com

“A couple of cool, yet repulsively gory death scenes aside, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines is yet another unnecessary entry in the already drained franchise, with no plot, zero scares, cheap make-up effects, awful execution, and dumb, poorly-acted characters.” CineMarvellous!

“Alternating between juvenility and mean-spiritedness, the excessive sex and gore will appease some and others will wish they’d spent their money on something else. The main cast is made up of European actors who do a fabulous job with American accents. Doug Bradley does his best Jigsaw impression in this Bulgaria(?!) shot sh*t flick.” Cool @ss Cinema

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“A combination of misleading plot, British actors shipped to Hungary and there trying to sound American, sets that look like they’ve been made of a cheap Lego substitute and cheapo Halloween-mask make-up effects for the villains.” Vegan Voorhees

” …O’Brien constantly cuts away from the main action to show a bunch of random people getting offed by the cannibals. While this certainly ups the body count, it also prevents the film from building up any momentum or suspense for that matter. And while the flick is enjoyable for a while, it does get a bit cruel near the end, which diminishes a lot of the fun.” The Video Vacuum

Release:

Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines was released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy on October 23, 2012.

Cast and characters:

Doug Bradley … Maynard
Camilla Arfwedson … Sheriff Angela
Simon Ginty … Billy
Roxanne McKee … Lita
Paul Luebke … Gus
Oliver Hoare … Julian
Kyle Redmond-Jones … Deputy Biggs
Amy Lennox … Cruz
Duncan Wisbey … Mose
Radoslav Parvanov … One Eye
George Karlukovski … Saw Tooth
Borislav Iliev … Three Finger
Peter Brooke … Jason
Finn Jones … Teddy
Andrew Bone … George

 

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