Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009) Movie Review
Written By: LFG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Declan O’Brien
Producers: Jeffrey Beach, Philip Roth
Writer: Connor James Delaney
Date Released: October 20, 2009
Tom Frederic as Officer Nate Wilson
Janet Montgomery as Alex Miles
Gil Kolirin as Floyd
Christian Contreras as Willy
Jake Curran as Crawford
Tom McKay as Brandon
Chucky Venn as Walter
Tamer Hassan as Carlos Chavez
Jack Gordon as Trey
Louise Cliffe as Sophie
Charley Speed as Brent
Borislav Petrov as Three Toes
Borislav Iliev as Three Finger
Rating = 1/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
A group of teenagers take a rafting trip deep in the woods of West Virginia. While camping, the group disperses while Brent (Charley Speed) and Sophie (Louise Cliff) are left alone and were about to get frisky. An arrow is shot out of nowhere through the Sophie’s chest. The killer is revealed to be Three Finger (Borislav Iliev), and he proceeds to kill everyone in the group except for Alex (Janet Montgomery), who manages to escape unscathed. A few days later, a group of prisoners were scheduled to be transported to another facility. However, the precinct vehicle crashes after it got hit by Three Finger’s truck. Some of the prisoners along with the guards get hurt and continue the journey on foot. The group chances upon Alex, and she joins them as they try to get out of the forest. However, they encounter Three Toes (Borislav Petrov) and ends up killing him. They leave his head for Three Fingers to see. This only drives the mutant mad and made him decide to take revenge on those who killed his nephew.
The movie has a lot of gore and violence throughout, although it is less impressive compared to the previous films in the franchise. It had some decent kills, but the only shocker scene was the opening (as expected), especially when Sophie got her eyeball gouged with an arrow, then Three Fingers proceeds to eat it. The rest of the scenes had poor special effects.
The Grave Review
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009) is a direct-to-video film and serves as the third installment in the Wrong Turn franchise. The timeline is set a few years after Wrong Turn 2. It focuses on Three Fingers who was featured in the previous two films and an adult Three Toes, the infant mutant in the second move.
What sets this film apart from its predecessors is that the mutant cannibals are not the only antagonists in the film. The characters in the group all come from different backgrounds; there are prisoners, prison guards, and a civilian. There is a power struggle within these characters as they also try to survive each other’s company. The lives of the police officer and Alex are in danger since they are outnumbered by the convicts. Sadly, this film had a lot of characters, so no one had the chance to actually shine. Even the mutants were not as despicable as the first few films, but perhaps it’s also because there were only two of them.
Ultimately, the film is a letdown of the entire franchise. Fans will be disappointed at how the story’s pacing is too slow. It is quite a boring watch despite the gore and that’s saying a lot considering this is supposed to be a horror film. The ending didn’t have real closure as well.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009) one grave out of five graves.
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