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"It's the last one you'll ever take."
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
Direct to DVD
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
in 2007 and
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead
in 2009. A winter-set fourth film, subtitled
, had been released in October 2011. It explores the origins of the hillbillies and is set primarily in an
The first film was produced by
and the hillbilly makeup were provided by his team.
These movies contain examples of: Absurdly Sharp Blade: Three Finger's knife in Left for Dead (Not that one), which can easily cut through bone. After the End: The reality television show which is being shot in Dead End is based on this setting. Annoying Arrows: After getting shot by two arrows in Dead End, Dale just asks: " Is that all you got, bitch?" Anti-Villain: Brandon in Left for Dead is Type I. He constantly avoids doing anything unpleasant to the protagonists unlike other prisoners and even helps them in the end to get away. Subverted towards the very end though where he kills The Hero to steal the money and swiftly meets his Karmic Death. Anything That Moves: Jonesy in Dead End is horny bastard. Artistic License - Biology: Inbreed long enough and your family will have super powers. Attention Whore: 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. An Axe to Grind As Herself: Kimberly Caldwell in Dead End. Asshole Victim: Most of 3's cast qualifies Bad Ass: Dale in Dead End. Bald of Evil: Three Finger. Battle Amongst the Flames: Climax of the first film. Big Bad: Three Finger, the only villain to appear in all five films. Black Dude Dies First: Averted in Part 2, Jake survives alongside Nina. Blood from the Mouth Bloody Hand Print Blown Across the Room Brain Food: Three Finger is shown eating one of his victims brains in Left for Dead. Break the Cutie: Carly. Cannibal Clan: The hillbilly family initially starts with 10 members. By the third movie, they are reduced to two (or three). Car Fu: First film has Chris ramming a state patrol car through the hillbillies shack, taking one of them out temporarily. Clean Cut: Three Finger's traps inflict these in Left For Dead. Click Hello Continuity Nod: The remains of the watchtower which got burned in the first movie appear again in Left for Dead. Creepy Child: Three Toes in Left for Dead. Creepy Twins: The incestous Battle Couple twins in Dead End. A Date with Rosie Palms: Male twin has one in Dead End while he is peeping on Elena. His sister catches him in the act and isn't happy. Dead Hand Shot: This ◊. Death by Materialism Death by Sex Decoy Protagonist: Mara in and, briefly, Dead End Kimberly Caldwell in the same film. Daniel in Part 4 and Cruz in Part 5 Derelict Graveyard Developing Doomed Characters Don't Go in the Woods Driving A Desk: Used in the climatic scene of Left for Dead. Drop the Hammer Dual Wielding Dull Surprise: Chris' default face in the first film. Eat That: In Dead End, Jonesy ate feces on a former reality TV show in which he was competing and almost choked. Electric Boogaloo Epic Flail: Ma's weapon of choice in Dead End. Even Evil Has Loved Ones: 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). The Everyman: Alex from Part 3. The trees have more personality than this girl Evil Laugh: Three Finger's distinctive cackle. Eye Scream: All three movies have people's eyes impaled by arrows. Fan Disservice: 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. Final Girl: 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 Heroic Sacrifice 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... Five-Bad Band: The cannibal family in Dead End, with the gas station owner from the first film as the Sixth Ranger. Gender Blender Name: Jessie in the first film and Alex in Left for Dead. Genre Blindness: Whenever someone makes a reference to , that character gets only confused stares. Deliverance Genre Throwback: To 1980s horror films. Giggling Villain: Three Finger in the first film, and the female twin in Dead End. Girl on Girl Is Hot: 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 Glasgow Grin: In the first film, Francine meets her end when one of the murderous, cannibalistic hillbillies sneaks up behind her and uses barbed wire to tear her mouth open. We later get several prolonged views of her mutilated face when the hillbillies bring her corpse back to their cabin. Good Old Fisticuffs: Left for Dead has Carlo and Three Finger beating the shit out of each other for several minutes. Gorn Groin Attack Half the Woman She Used to Be: Kimberly is cut in half vertically in the opening of Dead End. Heroic Sacrifice: Dale in Dead End. Hoist by His Own Petard: Ma and Pa in Dead End. Three Finger in Left for Dead. Hooks and Crooks: Near the end of Left for Dead, Three Finger starts using a meathook. I Am A Humanitarian I Ate What?: Jonesy and Amber steal some of the hillbillies meat in Dead End and after eating it finds out that it's human meat. I Have You Now, My Pretty I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Said by Nina in Dead End. She gets better, though. Immune to Bullets: Three Finger. Impaled with Extreme Prejudice Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Pa in Dead End has hard time hitting moving targets with his arrows. Kill It with Fire: Three Finger kills Floyd with Molotov cocktails in Left for Dead. Killed Mid-Sentence Knife Nut Large and in Charge: Saw Tooth in the first film and Pa in the second. Left for Dead: Guess which film. Lesbian Jock: Amber in Dead End. Licking The Blade Made of Iron: The hillbillies. And how. Weakly justified in Bloody Beginnings, where it's stated they have a disorder that makes them Feel No Pain. Meaningful Echo: "So sue me" in Dead End. Never Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight: Inverted in the fifth movie. Despite having guns, the heroes become constant victims to the ones with the knives. Nightmare Dreams: In the first film: While hiding from the hillbillies, Jessie has a brief nightmare where she and Chris are found by them. No Name Given: 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. Not Quite Dead Numbered Sequels Off with His Head!: In the first film, Carly's head is chopped off at the jaw. Once is Not Enough Only Known by Their Nickname: In Bloody Beginnings, it's mentioned that the sanatorium staff, because they had nothing else to go by, named the hillbillies the Hillikers. Outside Ride: Chris hitches a ride under one of the cars stolen by the hillbillies in the first film. Peek-A-Boo Corpse Pistol Whipping Police Are Useless Post-Mortem One-Liner: Dale gives out two in Dead End. Power Born of Madness Prisons Are Gymnasiums: In Left for Dead. Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh... Rain of Blood Retirony: In Left for Dead, Nate is about to retire from prison guarding when he is sent to one last prisoner transfer. Semper Fi: Dale and Amber in Dead End, who have worked in Marine Corps. Sequel Escalation: The sequels have more gore and nudity in them than the original film. Sequel Hook Shout Out: Dead End has an homage to the dinner sequence from . The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 Smarter Than You Look: The hillbillies. Sound Only Death: Rich and Halley in the first film's opening. Soundtrack Dissonance: In Bloody Beginnings, The Blue Danube plays over the scene of the escaped patients wreaking havoc throughout the sanitarium. The Stoner: Evan and Francine in the first film. Take My Hand Tear Off Your Face: One guy has his face slashed off by a trap in the third film. Terrible Trio: Three Finger, One Eye and Saw Tooth in the first film. This Is a Drill: A big 'effing one in Beginnings. This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! Those Wacky Nazis: Skinhead Floyd in Left for Dead. Toilet Humour Torture Porn: Especially in Bloody Beginnings. The Unintelligible Unresolved Sexual Tension: Chris and Jessie. Vasquez Always Dies: Amber in Dead End Sara from Bloody Beginnings also counts, along with Angela from Bloodlines. Villain-Based Franchise: By the third movie, series revolves around Three Finger. Who's Laughing Now?: Said in Left for Dead. Wrong Turn At Albuquerque Your Cheating Heart: Michael cheats on his girlfriend in Dead End, with predictable results.