YMMV / Wrong Turn

  • Cliché Storm: The first film rigorously follows cliches. This is averted in the sequels, which often slaughter the cast indiscriminately (often randomly killing the "obvious" leads early on)
  • Damsel Scrappy: Carly! She spends a majority of the first film screaming "I CAN'T!" This is even referenced in the commentary, where she is referred to as "Annoying Girl".
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Night Bitch is Francine.
    • Speaking of superheroes, viewers who are fans of the DC Comics and its animated productions can recognize Batman and Sapphire Stagg as Scott and Carly and Catwoman as Jessie.
  • The Woobie:
    • Jessie. Right before the events of the movie, her boyfriend dumps her, and her best friends decide to take her hiking in the woods to help her get her mind off it. Within a couple of days in those woods, all of her friends are dead, and she’s nearly killed herself. And even though she never outright says it, she blames herself for the deaths of her friends.
    • As much of a Damsel Scrappy she is, you can’t help but feel a little bad for Carly after Scott’s death, especially when you remember that they had just gotten engaged. The way she just sobs, “I want him back!” is a bit of a Tear Jerker.