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->''"It's the last one you'll ever take."''
-->-- '''{{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). A fifth and sixth were also released.

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:

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[[folder:Series-wide]]
* 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.
* GenreBlindness: Whenever someone makes a reference to ''Film/{{Deliverance}}'', that character gets only confused stares.
* 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.
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[[folder:''Wrong Turn'']]
* 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 ''Dead End''.
%%* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Climax
%%* BaldOfEvil: Three Finger.
%%* BreakTheCutie: Carly.
* CarFu: Chris rams a state patrol car [[CarMeetsHouse through the hillbillies shack]], taking one of them out temporarily.
%%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Francine and Evan]].
%%* FinalGirl: Jessie
%%* GenderBlenderName: Jessie
* GenreThrowback: To 1980s horror films.
%%* 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
* 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".
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Carly's]] head is chopped off at the jaw. Her eyes still keep moving afterwards.
%%* SoundOnlyDeath: Rich and Halley in the opening.
%%* TheStoner: Evan and Francine
* 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.
%%* UnresolvedSexualTension: Chris and Jessie.
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[[folder:''Wrong Turn 2: Dead End'']]
* AfterTheEnd: The reality television show which is being shot with the main characters is based on this setting.
* AnnoyingArrows: After getting shot by two arrows, Dale just asks: "Is that all you got, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch bitch]]?"
* AnythingThatMoves: Jonesy is a horny bastard.
* AsHimself: Kimberly Caldwell of ''Series/AmericanIdol'' fame appears in the opening.
* AttentionWhore: Elena is willing to do anything for fame, even blowing the director.
%%* {{Badass}}: Dale.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:Averted , Jake survives the entire film alongside with Nina.]]
%%* BondOneLiner: Dale gives out two.
* CreepyTwins: There's a pair of [[BrotherSisterIncest incestous]] BattleCouple twins among the antagonists.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Male hillbilly twin has one while he is peeping on Elena. His sister catches him in the act and isn't happy.
%%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:M and Elena]].
%%* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Mara and, briefly, Kimberly Caldwell]].
* EatThat: Jonesy ate feces on the previous reality show he was on, and almost choked.
* EpicFlail: Ma's weapon of choice.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They're remorseless killers, but Ma and Pa are anguished about their children's deaths .
* {{Fanservice}}: Elena undressing for a staged sex scene between her and Jake. Jake isn't really keen on this, however.
%%* FinalGirl: Nina
%%* GenderBlenderName: Alex
%%* GigglingVillain: The female twin.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Jonesy is thrilled when he finds out that Amber is a lesbian.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:The opening scene ends with Kimberly being cut in half vertically.]]
%%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Dale]].
%%* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Ma and Pa.
* IAteWhat: Jonesy and Amber steal some of the hillbillies meat, and only after eating it find out that it was human meat.
%%* ImNotHereToMakeFriends: Said by Nina. She gets better, though.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Pa has hard time hitting moving targets with his arrows.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jones.
%%* LargeAndInCharge: Pa
%%* LesbianJock: Amber
%%* LovableJock: Jake
%%* MeaningfulEcho: "So sue me"
* 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 cannibal family members beside Three Finger are only known as Pa, Ma, Brother and Sister.
* SemperFi: Dale and Amber are stated to have worked in Marine Corps.
* ShoutOut: There's an homage to the dinner sequence from ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974''.
%%* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler: Amber]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Michael cheats on his girlfriend, with [[DeathBySex predictable results]].
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[[folder:''Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead'']]
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Three Finger's knife can easily cut through bone.
* AntiVillain: Brandon 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.]]
%%* AssholeVictim: Most of the cast qualifies
* BigBad: Three Finger, as he is the sole remaining member of his evil sibling trio from the previous two movies.
* BrainFood: After defeating Chavez in a fight, Three Finger hoists him up a tree, opens his skull and starts eating his brains.
* ChainedHeat: The prisoners spend most of the film shackled together.
* CleanCut: Three Finger's traps inflict these, one example being a trap that triggers two blades from underground which leaves its victim looking like he was put through an egg slicer.
* ContinuityNod: The cast come across the remains of the watchtower which got burned in the first movie.
* CreepyChild: Three Toes, Three Finger's mutant hillbilly protége who helps him with his traps.
%%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Sophie and Brent]].
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:FinalGirl Alex. Yes she is FinalGirl of the movie, but after she become TheLoad she become more Decoy]].
%%* DrivingADesk: Used in the climatic scene.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Three Finger's reaction to finding Three Toes' head on a spike is an anguished scream to the skies.
* EyeScream: Three Finger kills Sophie by shooting an arrow through the back of her head, which pops one of her eyes out in the process.
%%* FanDisservice: Sophie's nudity.
* FightScene: There's a scene of Carlo and Three Finger beating the shit out of each other, which goes on for several minutes.
%%* FinalGirl: Alex
%%* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Three Finger.
* HooksAndCrooks: Near the end, Three Finger picks up a meathook and uses it as a weapon. First against Chavez, and later during the climax.
* KillItWithFire: Three Finger sets Floyd on fire with a MolotovCocktail just as he is throwing away Chavez's money and [[FlippingTheBird giving him the finger]].
%%* LeftForDead
%%* PrisonsAreGymnasiums
* {{Retirony}}: Nate is about to retire from prison guarding when he is sent to accompany an important prisoner transfer, which inevitably goes wrong.
* StockScream: Three Finger lets out a Wilhelm Scream when his OutsideRide in the climax comes to a sudden stop.
* TearOffYourFace: Underover officer Willy finally makes his move against Chavez by pushing him, but then sets off a trap, which triggers a swinging scythe that slashes his face clean off.
%%* ThoseWackyNazis: Skinhead Floyd
* TrapMaster: While he still gets his hands dirty, Three Finger now puts more emphasis on setting deadly traps.
%%* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler: Ally Lane]]
%%* WhosLaughingNow: Said.
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[[folder:''Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings'']]
* AbandonedHospital: Main setting is an abandoned sanotarium surrended by winter, which houses the cannibalistic TerribleTrio.
* {{Autocannibalism}}: It is revealed that One Eye and Three Finger acquired their trademark deformities this way.
* DeadHandShot: Used on [[http://www.joblo.com/images_arrownews/wt402.jpg this poster]], depicting a severed hand on the snow.
%%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Jenna, Vincent, Bridget, and Sara]].
%%* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Daniel]]
* {{Fanservice}}: The film introduces its cast by having straight and lesbian sex scenes at the same time.
* FeelNopAin: Three Finger, One Eye and Saw Tooth are stated to have a severe case of congenital analgesia (meaning they feel little or no pain). This led to a period of presumably exploratory SelfHarm in their youths; Three Finger bit off and ate his missing two digits, One Eye gouged out and ate one of his eyes with a fork, and Saw Tooth began grinding his teeth against walls.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Averted. Kenia and Sara last to the end, but are killed]].
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Vincent has no problem about watching Sara and Bridget have sex
%%* LesbianJock: Sara
* MadeOfIron: The hillbillies' seeming invulnerability in the series is justified by medical reports which state that they have a disorder that makes them FeelNoPain.
* NoseShove: A character has a spike shoved up his nose.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: It's mentioned that the sanitarium staff, because they had nothing else to go by, named the hillbillies the Hillikers.
* SoundtrackDissonance: "The Blue Danube" plays over the scene of the escaped patients wreaking havoc throughout the sanitarium.
%%* TheStoner: Clare and Kyle
%%* ThisIsADrill: A big 'effing one
* StewedAlive: A character is tied up by the cannibals, and slowly dies watching them hack off chunks of his flesh, which they dip (along with lots of veggies) in a big pot of boiling oil, for a "fucked up fondue".
* TorturePorn: The "fucked up fondue" scene, along with a few other instances, like death via electroshock, and dismemberment on a makeshift barbed wire rack.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Sara begs others not to kill the inbreed cannibals. Cannibals' lives are spared, but in return this decision is responsible for nearly every single death in the subsequent films.
* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Sara]] inverts this. [[spoiler:Having escape the cannibals with Kenia, it seems like she's going to make it until both die at the last possible moment.]]
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[[folder:''Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines'']]
* BadSamaritan: Maynard is introduced by having him hide a woman hunted by the cannibal brothers, only to kill her himself.
* BigBlackout: When the hillbillies invade the town, the first thing they do is take out the phone tower and sabotage the power plant.
* ContinuityNod: While berating the brothers, Maynard reminds them that they don't live in an abandoned hospital anymore.
* DemotedToDragon: The hillbilly brothers, who take orders from their kin Maynard, who's the BigBad (albeit a NonActionBigBad).
* DeathBySex:
** 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.]]
%%** Played straight with [[spoiler:Cruz, Gus, and Billy]].
%%* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:Cruz]]
* EyeScream: Maynard convinces Lita to let him out of his cell by promising that she'll be left alone. Once out, he immediately turns on his promise and stabs her eyes out.
* {{Fanservice}}: The film features three sex scenes, one of which involves two random characters we never see again.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Lita. She had a pulse when the movie ended at least...]]
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The film happens during a music festival which is held during [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]].
%%* LovableJock: Gus
* NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: Inverted. Despite having guns, the heroes become constant victims to the ones with the knives.
%%* TheStoner: Billy
%%* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch
* TitleDrop: One of the girls asks an officer for help, saying she made a wrong turn. Then they have sex.
%%* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:Angela]] plays this straight.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: A bitchy reporter who runs into Three Finger in the opening segment assumes he's just an obnoxious teenager wearing a crappy costume for the upcoming Mountain Man Festival, and [[FlippingTheBird gives him the finger]]. Then he [[{{Fingore}} slices it off]].
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[[folder:''Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort'']]
* AnArmAndALeg: The cannibal trio knock out [[spoiler:Jillian]]'s boyfriend when she's having sex with him, and then twist and tear off her legs.
* AnAxeToGrind: The cannibal trio are repeatedly told to by their kin to not to kill anyone, but they can't control themselves and kill one hotel visitor by throwing an axe at her.
* DeathBySex: Played straight with [[spoiler:Toni and Jillian, both of whom have sex]].
** Also ''literally'' played straight with [[spoiler:Brian, who's suffocated by Sally with her vagina mid-sex.]]
** [[spoiler:Nymphomaniac Sally and Danny survive the film, though they are villains.]]
* DemotedToDragon: Happens to the hillbilly brothers again, as they take commands from the hotel's staff.
* EyeScream: A bicyclist loses both of her eyes when she pedals right into the Hillikers' barbed wire trap.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Danny is convinced to join the hilbillies and turn against his friends]].
* OutdoorBathPeeping: The film opens with two bicyclist who get naked to have sex in a hotspring. While this happens Three Finger spies on them.
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