WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END (2007) Reviews and overview

 

Wrong Turn 2 2007 Dead End

‘Evil awaits’

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is a 2007 American horror film directed by former actor Joe Lynch (Mayhem; Knights of Badassdom; Chillerama) from a screenplay written by Turi Meyer and Al Septien (Leprechaun 2; SleepStalker; Candyman: Day of the Dead). The movie stars Erica Leerhsen, Henry, Rollins, Texas Battle and Kimberly Caldwell.

The film is obviously a sequel to the 2003 film Wrong Turn and the second entry in the Wrong Turn film series.

Plot:

Reality show contestant Kimberly is driving through the West Virginia backcountry searching for the location of her next project. While driving, she accidentally hits a teenager. She stops to check on him, but the teenager is revealed to be Brother, a cannibal, who bites her lips off.

She attempts to escape but runs into Three Finger, who splits her in half vertically with an axe. He and Brother drag her halves away…

Reviews:

“Yeah, it has its shortcomings, but then again so do the movies that inspired it. Only a horror fan could have delivered a movie this much fun. A movie that knows exactly what it wants to be and revels in it … Wrong Turn 2 is a love letter to the genre that’s been scrawled in gore.” Dread Central

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” … a far more satisfying experience than its pedigree would suggest. While it won’t gain entry into the halls of classic horror, it will make slasher-film fans happy for a couple of hours.” DVD Verdict

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“what could have been a cheap and lazy cash-in turned out to be one of the year’s better genre offerings”. Bloody Disgusting

“A fast-paced and completely unapologetic love-letter to the old-school ’80s splatter sequels like Friday the 13th Part 2 and Texas Chainsaw 2. (Gory, too!)” FEAR.net

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“Joe Lynch just goes for it in this maxed-out mutant sequel, sating the errant appetites of gorehounds everywhere.” Film4

“Masses of drippy gore, a vegan being force-fed minced-person, T&A, 80s-style macho posturing, mutant incest, a backwoods birth, a meat grinder you could drive a truck through – it’s easy to see why gore fans had a lot to shout about. Elsewhere, the film toys with expectations, setting up an obvious final girl, only to kill her early on and nominate a far more rough-cut character as a proxy.” Vegan Voorhees

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Cast and characters:

Erica Leerhsen … Nina Pappas – Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003; Haunted Traxx
Henry Rollins … Dale Murphy – Feast; He Never Died; Suck
Texas Battle … Jake Washington – Final Destination 3; Hydra; Boggy Creek
Aleksa Palladino … Mara Stone
Daniella Alonso … Amber
Steve Braun … Jonesy Lewis – Pterodactyl
Matthew Currie Holmes … M – The Fog; Demon Legacy
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe … Elena (as Crystal Lowe) – Hood of Horror; The Hills Have Eyes II; The Collector
Kimberly Caldwell … Kimberly – The Ring Two; The Veil
Wayne Robson … Old Timer
Ken Kirzinger … Pa – Jason in Freddy vs. Jason; Friday the 13th Part VII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Ashlea Earl … Ma
Clint Carleton … Brother
Rorelee Tio … Sister
Jeff Scrutton … Three Finger
Cedric De Souza … Neil
John Stewart … Wojo
Bro Gilbert … Chris
Patton Oswalt … Tommy (voice)
Joe Lynch … Guy on TV Screen (uncredited)

Filming locations and schedule:

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Wrong Turn 2: Dead End began filming on May 29, 2006, and finished on June 30, 2006.

Budget:

$4 million

Technical details:

93 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1
Audio: Dolby Digital

Release:

Wrong Turn 2 was released on DVD on October 9, 2007, and was commercially successful while receiving a generally positive response from critics.

 

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