Sunday, February 14, 2021

Wrong Turn (2021)

Our second outing into the wicked wilderness this week, Wrong Turn was just enough of a piss take to contrast pleasingly with the generally darker, tenser (and only marginally satirical) Red Dot. 

It's a remake or possibly reboot of an original I am unfamiliar with, dubbed at the time as hicksploitation, which adds a fairly drôle layer of hipstersploitation to this tale of youngsters on — and then rather unfortunately, off — the Appalachian trail in West Virginia. (It was in fact shot in Ohio.) 

The title at least brought back memories of Oliver Stone's U Turn (1997) starring Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Billy Bawb Thornton, J Lo and John Voight — a cult classic in our household.

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