Wrong Turn 2:Dead End
Erica Leerhsen,Henry Rollins,Texas Battle
Danny Boyle,Alex Garland
Horror film's are very popular again and there's a lot being made, some worth a theatrical release while others have you wondering what they were thinking. Wrong Turn 2 is a DTV release and after watching it you might wonder why. The film stars Henry Rollins as Dale Murphy who is producing his own reality T.V show called "The Ultimate Survivalist: The Apocalypse", with six contestants who are thrown together for six days in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and the winner will walk away with $100,000. Located in a remote part of West Virginia, what this group doesn't know is soon they will be fighting to survive for real against a family in inbred cannibals hell bent on killing them all.
The story is basic, your not going to find anything ground-breaking original here that's for sure but what you do get is a highly entertaining flick. The cast is terrific, from Henry Rollins in his kick-ass role to many others that you have seen in other films such as, Erica Leerhsen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Texas Battle (Final Destination 3), Crystal Lowe (Black Christmas)and Daniella Alonso (The Hills Have Eyes II). The film from it's opening scene is plain brutal and that's what we want in a film such as this, it is relentless in it's gore and violence till the very end and keeps you glued to the edge of your seat. I am a fan of the first Wrong Turn but I have to say I enjoyed this one much more. The make-up and effects are fantastic for a DTV title and the cannibals all look very good. I would say this was worthy of a theatrical run but I am sure it would not have been as good since they would of made to tame it down first so in a way I think we got the best out of it coming straight to video. Filled with gore and plenty of action this fast-paced horror film should do very well on DVD with strong word of mouth. I rate this as one of the better horror film's of 2007 and a must own for any fan. The DVD has bonus features that include a feature commentary with Rollins,Leerhsen and Lynch as well as an additional track with commentary from writers Turi Meyer and Al Septien, Behind the scenes featurettes and much more. Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. **** 1/2 Out Of *****