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Really Awful Movies: Ep 342 – Wrong Turn 2021



This week on the podcast, the 2021 version of Wrong Turn.

This film is quite the update from the 2003 original (and you can compare our discussion for both). It’s hugely ambitious, though falls flat on numerous occasions. This one should be (and somewhat is) a bit polarizing.

A bunch of hikers are going to spend a few nights in the woods along the Appalachian Trail.

On this episode:

  • The original wrong turn, plus the latest incarnation
  • Camping and its plus and debits
  • The great outdoors
  • The folk horror mystique and exemplary films in the genre

Really Awful Movies: Ep 339 – Wrong Turn



This week, co-host Chris of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, ventures into the backwoods for some hicksploitation in the form of Wrong Turn.

This effort from 2003, has spawned countless sequels for reasons that are a bit tough to justify. There’s even a 2021 version of the flick, internationally known as Wrong Turn: The Foundation. It’s really tough to keep track of all of these.

The first one, follows a template that countless horrors have exploited: people with car trouble, who run into other people they shouldn’t, typically way off the beaten path.

Desmond Harrington (best known for Dexter) plays a doc who’s running late, and who takes a short cut through West Virginia. Bad move. He barrels into a car that’s stuck in the middle of the road, left there because traps were set that flayed its tires. The groups come together (no doubt they should’ve exchanged insurance info) and try and hike their way to safety. And it’s much more challenging than it would appear. Join the podcast, and don’t forget to subscribe!