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->''"It's the last one you'll ever take."''
-->--'''Film {{Tagline}}'''

The ''Wrong Turn'' franchise is a series of horror films from mid 2000's.

The first three films center around a similar premise: A bunch of city people wander into backwoods of West Virginia and encounter inbred cannibal hillbillies.

The first film was released in 2003, which was followed by two DirectToDVD sequels: ''Wrong Turn 2: Dead End'' in 2007 and ''Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead'' in 2009. A winter-set fourth film, subtitled ''[[{{Prequel}} Bloody Beginnings]]'', had been released in October 2011. It explores the origins of the hillbillies and is set primarily in an AbandonedHospital (so expect MedicalHorror).

The first film was produced by Creator/StanWinston and the hillbilly makeup were provided by his team.
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!!These movies contain examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Three Finger's knife in ''Left for Dead'' (Not [[VideoGame/Left4Dead that one]]), which can easily cut through bone.
* AfterTheEnd: The reality television show which is being shot in ''Dead End'' is based on this setting.
* AnnoyingArrows: After getting shot by two arrows in ''Dead End'', Dale just asks: "Is that all you got, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]?"
* AntiVillain: Brandon in ''Left for Dead'' is [[SlidingScaleofAntiVillains Type I]]. He constantly avoids doing anything unpleasant to the protagonists unlike other prisoners and even helps them in the end to get away. [[spoiler: Subverted towards the very end though where he kills TheHero to steal the money and swiftly meets his KarmicDeath.]]
* AnythingThatMoves: Jonesy in ''Dead End'' is horny bastard.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Inbreed long enough and your family will have super powers.
* AttentionWhore: Elena is willing to do anything for fame in ''Dead End'', even blowing the director.
* {{Autocannibalism}}: The fourth movie reveals that One Eye and Three Finger acquired their trademark deformities this way.
%%* AnAxeToGrind
* {{As H|imself}}erself: Kimberly Caldwell in ''Dead End''.
* AssholeVictim: Most of 3's cast qualifies
* {{Badass}}: Dale in ''Dead End''.
* BaldOfEvil: Three Finger.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Climax of the first film.
* BigBad: Three Finger, the only villain to appear in all five films.
** DemotedToDragon: In ''Bloodlines'', where Maynard is the BigBad albeit a NonActionBigBad.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: Averted in Part 2, Jake survives alongside Nina.]]
%%* BloodFromTheMouth
%%* BloodyHandPrint
%%* BlownAcrossTheRoom
* BondOneLiner: Dale gives out two in ''Dead End''.
* BrainFood: Three Finger is shown eating one of his victims brains in ''Left for Dead''.
* BreakTheCutie: Carly.
* CannibalClan: The hillbilly family initially starts with 10 members. By the third movie, they are reduced to two (or three).
* CarFu: First film has Chris ramming a state patrol car [[CarMeetsHouse through the hillbillies shack]], taking one of them out temporarily.
* CleanCut: Three Finger's traps inflict these in ''Left For Dead''.
%%* ClickHello
* ContinuityNod: The remains of the watchtower which got burned in the first movie appear again in ''Left for Dead''.
* CreepyChild: Three Toes in ''Left for Dead''.
* CreepyTwins: The [[BrotherSisterIncest incestous]] BattleCouple twins in ''Dead End''.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Male twin has one in ''Dead End'' while he is peeping on Elena. His sister catches him in the act and isn't happy.
* DeadHandShot: [[http://www.joblo.com/images_arrownews/wt402.jpg This]].
%%* DeathByMaterialism
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Francine and Evan]] in 1. [[spoiler:M and Elena]] in 2. [[spoiler:Sophie and her boyfriend]] in 3. [[spoiler:Jenna, Vincent, Bridget, and Sara]] in 4. [[spoiler:Cruz, Gus, and Billy]] in 5
** Averted and subverted as well in 5. Averted by [[spoiler: the cop and random girl, who have sex in a car but survive.]] Subverted with [[spoiler: Lita, who has a pulse when the movie ends... but probably won't live much loner.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: Mara in ''Dead End'' and, briefly, Kimberly Caldwell in the same film.
** FinalGirl Alex of Left For Death. Yes she are FinalGirl of the movie, but after she become TheLoad she become more Decoy.
** Daniel in Part 4 and Cruz in Part 5
%%* DerelictGraveyard
%%* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
%%* DontGoInTheWoods
* DeepSouth
* DrivingADesk: Used in the climatic scene of ''Left for Dead''.
%%* DropTheHammer
%%* DualWielding
* DullSurprise: Chris' default face in the first film.
* EatThat: In ''Dead End'', Jonesy ate feces on a former reality TV show in which he was competing and almost choked.
%%* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo
* EpicFlail: Ma's weapon of choice in ''Dead End''.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In the third movie, Three Fingers' reaction to finding Three Toes' body is heartbreaking.
** There's also the family in the second movie (best shown with Ma and Pa's reaction to their children's deaths).
* TheEveryman: Alex from Part 3. The trees have more personality than this girl
* EvilLaugh: Three Finger's distinctive cackle.
* EyeScream: All three movies have people's eyes impaled by arrows.
* FanDisservice: Sophie's nudity in ''Left for Dead''.
* {{Fanservice}}: ''Dead End'' has Elena undressing for a staged sex scene between her and Jake. Jake isn't really keen on this, however.
** ''Bloody Beginnings'' introduces it's cast by having straight & lesbian sex scenes at the same time.
** ''Bloodlines'' features 3 sex scenes, one of which involves two random characters we never see again.
* FinalGirl: Jessie in the first film, Nina in the second, and Alex in the third.
** Nina from 2 might be pushing it. She does save Jake at the end and technically kills the villains but most of the actual heavy lifting by the good guys is done by Dale who had performed a HeroicSacrifice a few minutes earlier that saved their lives.
*** That hardly makes her less of a final girl; she was the last female character standing. That's what a final girl is. Alex from 3 did absolutely nothing and she still counts.
** In Part 4, this is averted. Kenia and Sara last to the end, but are killed.
** Lita from Part 5. She had a pulse when the movie ended at least...
* FiveBadBand: The cannibal family in ''Dead End'', with the gas station owner from the first film as the SixthRanger.
* GenderBlenderName: Jessie in the first film and Alex in ''Left for Dead''.
* GenreBlindness: Whenever someone makes a reference to ''{{Deliverance}}'', that character gets only confused stares.
* GenreThrowback: To 1980s horror films.
* GigglingVillain: Three Finger in the first film, and the female twin in ''Dead End''.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: In ''Dead End'', Jonesy is thrilled when he finds out that Amber is a lesbian.
** Vincent from ''Bloody Beginning'' has no problem with watching Sara and Bridget have sex
* GlasgowGrin: In the first film, [[spoiler: Francine]] meets her end when one of the murderous, [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] hillbillies sneaks up behind her and uses barbed wire to tear her mouth open. We later get several [[GrossUpCloseUp prolonged views of her mutilated face]] when the hillbillies bring her corpse back to their cabin.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: ''Left for Dead'' has Carlo and Three Finger beating the shit out of each other for several minutes.
%%* {{Gorn}}
%%* GroinAttack
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half the Woman She Used to Be]]: [[spoiler: Kimberly is cut in half vertically in the opening of ''Dead End''.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dale]] in ''Dead End''.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ma and Pa in ''Dead End''.
** Three Finger in ''Left for Dead''.
* HooksAndCrooks: Near the end of ''Left for Dead'', Three Finger starts using a meathook.
%%* ImAHumanitarian
* IAteWhat: Jonesy and Amber steal some of the hillbillies meat in ''Dead End'' and after eating it finds out that it's human meat.
%%* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Said by Nina in ''Dead End''. She gets better, though.
* ImmuneToBullets: Three Finger.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Pa in ''Dead End'' has hard time hitting moving targets with his arrows.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jones from ''Dead End''.
* KillItWithFire: Three Finger kills Floyd with {{Molotov cocktail}}s in ''Left for Dead''.
%%* KilledMidSentence
%%* KnifeNut
* LargeAndInCharge: Saw Tooth in the first film and Pa in the second.
* LeftForDead: Guess which film.
* LesbianJock: Amber in ''Dead End''.
** Sara from ''Bloody Beginnings''.
%%* LickingTheBlade
* LovableJock: Jake from ''Dead End'' and Gus from ''Bloodlines.''
* MadeOfIron: The hillbillies. And ''how''.
** Weakly justified in ''Bloody Beginnings'', where it's stated they have a disorder that makes them FeelNoPain.
* MeaningfulEcho: "So sue me" in ''Dead End''.
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: Inverted in the fifth movie. Despite having guns, the heroes become constant victims to the ones with the knives.
* NightmareDreams: In the first film: While hiding from the hillbillies, Jessie has a [[CatapultNightmare brief nightmare]] where she and Chris are found by them.
* NoNameGiven: The gas station owner, who is simply titled "Old Man" in the first two films. Also the cannibal family in ''Dead End'' who are only known as Pa, Ma, Brother and Sister.
%%* NotQuiteDead
%%* NumberedSequels
* OffWithHisHead: In the first film, [[spoiler:Carly's]] head is chopped off at the jaw.
%%* OnceIsNotEnough
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: In ''Bloody Beginnings'', it's mentioned that the sanatorium staff, because they had nothing else to go by, named the hillbillies the Hillikers.
* OutsideRide: Chris hitches a ride under one of the cars stolen by the hillbillies in the first film.
%%* PeekABooCorpse
%%* PistolWhipping
%%* PoliceAreUseless
%%* PowerBornOfMadness
* PrisonsAreGymnasiums: In ''Left for Dead''.
%%* PunchPunchPunchUhOh
%%* RainOfBlood
* {{Retirony}}: In ''Left for Dead'', Nate is about to retire from prison guarding when he is sent to one last prisoner transfer.
* SemperFi: Dale and Amber in ''Dead End'', who have worked in Marine Corps.
* SequelEscalation: The sequels have more gore and nudity in them than the original film.
%%* SequelHook
* ShoutOut: ''Dead End'' has an homage to the dinner sequence from ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
* SmarterThanYouLook: The hillbillies.
* SoundOnlyDeath: Rich and Halley in the first film's opening.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In ''Bloody Beginnings'', The Blue Danube plays over the scene of the escaped patients wreaking havoc throughout the sanitarium.
* TheStoner: Evan and Francine in the first film.
** Clare and Kyle from the fourth.
** Billy from the fifth
%%* TakeMyHand
* TearOffYourFace: One guy has his face slashed off by a trap in the third film.
* TerribleTrio: Three Finger, One Eye and Saw Tooth in the first film.
* ThisIsADrill: A big 'effing one in ''Beginnings''.
%%* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch
* ThoseWackyNazis: Skinhead Floyd in ''Left for Dead''.
* TitleDrop: In ''Bloodlines''. One of the girls asks an officer for help, saying she made a wrong turn.
%%* ToiletHumour
* TorturePorn: Especially in ''Bloody Beginnings''.
%%* TheUnintelligible
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Chris and Jessie.
* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler: Amber]] in ''Dead End''
** [[spoiler: Sara]] from ''Bloody Beginnings'' also counts, along with [[spoiler: Angela]] from ''Bloodlines''.
* VillainBasedFranchise: By the third movie, series revolves around Three Finger.
* WhosLaughingNow: Said in ''Left for Dead''.
%%* WrongTurnAtAlbuquerque
* YourCheatingHeart: Michael cheats on his girlfriend in ''Dead End'', with [[DeathBySex predictable results]].
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