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"These hillbillies are going crazy."
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Fourth film in the Wrong Turn series, and the first one to be a Prequel.

The explores the origins of the hillbillies and is set primarily in an abandoned sanatorium, which means all sorts of horror featuring various hospital-equipment to a group of people who take refuge from winter there.

This film has examples of:

  • Abandoned Hospital: Main setting is an abandoned sanotarium surrended by winter, which houses the cannibalistic Terrible Trio.
  • Autocannibalism: It is revealed that One Eye and Three Finger acquired their trademark deformities this way.
  • Bottle Episode: The majority of the movie is set in the sanatorium with a blizzard to keep everyone inside.
  • Dead-Hand Shot: Used on this poster, which depicts a severed hand laying on the snow.
  • Death by Sex: Jenna, Vincent, Bridget, and Sara.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Daniel
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  • Fanservice: The film introduces its cast by having straight and lesbian sex scenes at the same time.
  • Feel No Pain: 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 Self-Harm 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.
  • Final Girl: Averted. Kenia and Sara last to the end, but are killed.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Vincent has no problem about watching Sara and Bridget have sex
  • Lesbian Jock: Sara
  • Made of Iron: The hillbillies' seeming invulnerability in the series is justified by medical reports which state that they have a disorder that makes them Feel No Pain.
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  • Nose Shove: A character has a spike shoved up his nose.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: It's mentioned that the sanitarium staff, because they had nothing else to go by, named the hillbillies the Hillikers.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: "The Blue Danube" plays over the scene of the escaped patients wreaking havoc throughout the sanitarium.
  • The Stoner: Clare and Kyle
  • This Is a Drill: A big 'effing one
  • Stewed Alive: 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".
  • Torture Porn: The "fucked up fondue" scene, along with a few other instances, like death via electroshock, and dismemberment on a makeshift barbed wire rack.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Kenia begs the 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.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: Sara inverts this. 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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