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Film / Wrong Turn 2: Dead End

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"In the forest, only they can hear you scream."

The first sequel to Wrong Turn, released in 2007.

Group of people gather into the woods of West Virginia to shoot a pilot episode for reality television series. Unfortunately, it's the same area where a family of hillbilly cannibals hunt their game, and the contestants are soon fighting for their lives.

This film has examples of:

  • After the End: The reality television show which is being shot with the main characters is based on this setting.
  • Annoying Arrows: After getting shot by two of Pa's arrows, Dale just asks: "Is that all you got, bitch?"
  • As Himself: Kimberly Caldwell of American Idol fame appears in the opening, playing herself as a prima donna who gets messily killed by the cannibals.
  • Attention Whore: Elena is willing to do anything for fame, even blowing the director.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted , Jake survives the entire film alongside with Nina.
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  • Blood Is Squicker in Water: Elena's blood seeps on the water as the fermale Twin slashes her mercilessly with a knife.
  • Blown Across the Room: Three Finger flies a great distance when Dale shoots him in the chest with a shotgun.
  • Bond One-Liner: Dale gives out two.
    • After blowing up Old Man with dynamite stuffed into his pants:
    • After blowing up the twins with a well-placed dynamite-arrow:
    Dale: Oo-rah.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Jonesy is a horny bastard who is constantly harassing the female contestants.
  • Caught in a Snare: Jonesy is caught by a snare when he and Amber are running from Pa. Amber tries to help him down, but is then caught in a snare too.
  • Creepy Twins: There's a pair of incestous Battle Couple twins among the antagonists.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Male hillbilly twin has one while he is peeping on the post-coital Elena on the riverside. His sister catches him in the act and starts slapping him for it.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Mara is set up as the obvious Final Girl, until she gets an axe to the head...
  • Eat That: Jonesy ate feces on the previous reality show he was on, and almost choked.
  • Epic Flail: Ma's weapon of choice.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They are a family of remorseless killers, but the hillbillies still care for each other, as evident from the anguished screams of Ma and Pa after they find about the deaths of their children.
  • Fanservice: Elena undressing for a staged sex scene between her and Jake. Jake isn't really keen on this, however.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Jonesy and Amber steal some of the meat that hillbillies have roasting on a fire, and only after eating some of it find out that it was actually human flesh.
  • I'm Not Here to Make Friends: Said by Nina when Jake tries introduce himself to her. Her attitude gets better as she hangs around with Mara, her assigned partner.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Pa has hard time hitting moving targets with his arrows.
  • Licking the Blade: After Dale answers Three Finger's thrown axe by throwing his knife on his chest, Three Finger just yanks it off and starts licking the blood off from the blade.
  • Lovable Jock: Jake is a former football player and is more interested in competing than taking part on fake reality television drama.
    Michael: Great, I wanted [P Diddy] and I got a boy scout.
  • Made of Iron: Dale. He gets knocked out and captured by the mutants, but escapes (fighting Three Fingers on the way out), getting seriously injured. It took getting shot with multiple arrows and having razor wire thrown around his neck to finally bring him down.
    • Only character to take more damage and keep going is Three Fingers, who took a full shotgun blast at close range, but appears alive and well in The Stinger. He also gets a knife thrown into his chest by Dale, but this seemed to only amuse him.
  • Mook Horror Show: Dale. The mutant family discover too late why it was a bad idea to try to eat a former Marine and kill his friends. Dale escapes capture and goes from the hunted to the hunter, killing the mutants one by one. Ma and Pa become absolutely horrified after discovering what splattered remains there were of their children. See Roaring Rampage of Revenge below for more details.
  • No Name Given: The cannibal family members beside Three Finger are only known as Pa, Ma, Brother and Sister.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Dale goes on one after being captured by the mutants. He escapes, fights Three Finger, blows Three Fingers away with a shotgun. Patches up his wounds, kills Old Man with dynamite, takes a bow and arrows, attaches dynamite to them, and uses the explosive arrows to kill Brother and Sister. His rampage was finally ended by Ma and Pa, who shot him full of arrows (which only just slowed him down) and threw razor wire around his neck (which finally killed him).
  • Self-Surgery: Dale has to stitches his wounds himself after finding some refuge from the cannibals.
  • Semper Fi: Dale and Amber are stated to have worked in Marine Corps before taking part in the reality show.
  • Shout-Out: As an homage to the dinner sequence from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Nina is forced to take part in cannibals' hospitality.
  • Slashed Throat: Neil, one of the show's production members goes to take a piss in the woods. He is surprised from behind by Three Finger, who slashes his throat and collects his scalp.
  • This Means Warpaint: Dale puts on some warpaint when he readies himself to go against the rest of the cannibals.
  • Unwilling Suspension: Dale is knocked out and captured by the cannibals, and upon waking finds himself hanging upside down and at the mercies of Three Finger.


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