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

The ''Wrong Turn'' franchise is a series of backwood horror films, which started with this 2003 film. It was produced by Creator/StanWinston, and the hillbilly makeup were provided by his team.

A man named Chris and a bunch of other city people get stranded on a stretch of unused road in the middle of the backwoods of West Virginia. As they try to make their way back to civilization, they encounter inbred hillbillies who hunt them for food as they run and fight for their lives.

Rest of the films in the series are:
* ''Film/WrongTurn2DeadEnd'' (2007)
* ''Film/WrongTurn3LeftForDead'' (2009)
* ''Film/WrongTurn4BloodyBeginnings'' (2011)
* ''Film/WrongTurn5Bloodlines'' (2012)
* ''Film/WrongTurn6LastResort'' (2014)

!!Provides examples of:


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Inbreed long enough and your family will have super powers.
* BlackSpeech: The hillfolk in the series understand English, but most of them forgo speaking it in favor of a bizarre gibberish.
* BreakoutVillain: Three Finger is the only character to appear in all films. In the original, he and his brothers had about the same amount of screentime, and Saw Tooth appeared to be the leader of the group.
* CaliforniaDoubling: All films are set in West Virginia, but first two movies were shot in Canada and the third one was shot in Bulgaria.
* CannibalClan: Initially, the Hilliker family started out with 10 members. By the third movie, they are reduced to two (or three). More members are introduced in the prequels.
* DontGoInTheWoods: There be inbred hillbillies who'll torture, kill, and eat you. And not necessarily in that order.
%%* DeepSouth
%%* DownerEnding: Just about every film ends like this.
* EvilLaugh: Three Finger has a distinctive cackle that'll alert his victims-to-be about his presence.
* ImAHumanitarian: In the back-story of the films, all the animals have died due to industrial shenanigans and the villainous family of inbred hillbillies resorted to hunt people for food.
* NegativeContinuity: Most of the sequels pretty much ignore everything established in the previous movies, most notably in regards to [[MultipleChoicePast how the antagonists came to be]] or Three Fingers' multiple deaths.
* NumberedSequels: Each sequel is numbered, and each have their own subtitle.
* SequelEscalation: The sequels have more gore, sadism and nudity in them than the original film.
%%* SmarterThanYouLook: The hillbillies.
* VillainBasedFranchise: By the third movie, series revolved around Three Finger, the remaining cannibal killer. Subsequent prequels brought back his brothers, and the series revolve all three of them.

[[folder:''Wrong Turn'' (2003)]]
* AmbiguouslyEvil: It is implied that the [[CreepyGasStationAttendant elderly creepy gas station owner]] may have been involved with the cannibalistic mountain men. This is confirmed in ''Film/WrongTurn2DeadEnd''.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: One side of Hillbillies shack is set on fire when Chris crashes car through it, and continues to blaze as he fights the villains.
%%* BaldOfEvil: Three Finger.
%%* BreakTheCutie: Carly.
* CarFu: Chris rams a state patrol car [[CarMeetsHouse through the hillbillies shack]], taking One Eye out of the equation temporarily.
%%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Francine and Evan]].
* EarAche: Francine finds out what happened to the disappearaed Evan when she finds his severed left ear on the ground.
%%* FinalGirl: Jessie
%%* GenderBlenderName: Jessie
* GenreThrowback: To 1980s horror films set in the backwoods.
%%* GigglingVillain: Three Finger
* GlasgowGrin: [[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.
%%* LargeAndInCharge: Saw Tooth
* MoeGreeneSpecial: After Chris finds a deputy and starts telling him what has been going on, Saw Tooth shoots and arrow through the guy's eye.
* NightmareDreams: 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 as "Old Man".
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Carly's]] head is chopped off at the jaw against a tree. Her eyes still keep moving while her body falls down.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The very last scene in the film has screaming Three Finger attacking a deputy who is searching the trio's shack]].
* ShoutOut: Scott tries to dissuade the characters from going inside a strange shack by asking if they had seen ''Film/{{Deliverance}}''. He gets only blind stares.
%%* SoundOnlyDeath: Rich and Halley in the opening.
* TheStoner: When the others move away from the crashed cars to find help, Evan and Francine stay behind to enjoy some weed, and each other.
* TerribleTrio: The main villains: Three Finger, One Eye and Saw Tooth.
* UndersideRide: Chris hitches a ride under one of the cars stolen by the hillbillies to get back to their shack to rescue Jessie.
%%* UnresolvedSexualTension: Chris and Jessie.
* WouldHurtAChild: Opening credits features news clippings of various disappearances in the area, that implied to be work of the cannibals. And one of these clippings is about a missing little girl...