The GBHBL Definitive Ranking of the Wrong Turn Movie Series

When you think of famous horror franchises what comes to mind? Halloween? Friday the 13th? A Nightmare on Elm Street? Maybe a more modern fan might lean towards Paranormal Activity or The Conjuring Universe. Few will find themselves mentioning or even thinking about the Wrong Turn series. Which is odd because it was pretty successful. Starting in 2003, it would get a further 5 sequels ending in 2014. Before being resurrected with a reboot in 2021, also called Wrong Turn.

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For all its success no-one ever seems to have a good word to say about the series that focused on a collection of mutated hillbillies living in the woods of a West Virginia. Surely its success can’t be unwarranted, right? There must be a good film or two, right?

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Leave it up to us to point you in the right direction of just what films in the franchise are actually any good. This is our definitive ranking of the series to date based off the original score we gave each film when they were first reviewed. If two or more films happened to score the same, their position will be decided on which one we’d rather watch again.

7 – Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)

Our Score: 1/10

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It’s not often you see a horror movie series fall so hard & so fast. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines overheard someone claim it couldn’t get any worse then the fourth movie, so asked Wrong Turn 3: Dead: Left for Dead to hold its beer.

Coming only a year after Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, Bloodlines is shockingly poor. A movie that has completely forgotten what the first few films were about…coherent plot with decent characters & violent scenes that made sense.

Bloodlines staggers like a drunk from one idiotic scene to the next with no reasoning nor sense behind any of it. It’s incredibly disappointing considering the good quality of the first three movies.

Read our full review here.

6 – Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings (2011)

Our Score: 3/10

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It had to go wrong didn’t it? Studios just don’t know or care when people have had their fill of a certain thing. Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings sees the series take a nose-dive as it takes several hundred steps backwards. Incredibly disappointing.

Clearly the idea well had dried up for Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings. It’s the sign of a desperate studio when they turn to the past. This fourth instalment is a prequel to the first movie & shows the origins of Three Finger, Saw Tooth and One Eye.

Read our full review here.

5 – Wrong Turn (2003)

Our Score: 5.5/10

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Wrong Turn is the first in the long running Wrong Turn film series of which there have been 6 to date. Offering nothing in the way of originality.

Gory moments aside, Wrong Turn is an unremarkable horror that entertains in short bursts. Its biggest crime is just how little it tries to distinguish itself from other movies in the genre. Everything it does has been done before. Everything it shows has been shown before even up to its laughably predictable sequel bait ending.

Read our full review here.

4 – Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)

Our Score: 5.5/10

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Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort attempts to right the ship but at this stage it is too little, too late. A sequel to Bloody Beginnings & Bloodlines but a prequel to the first three movies. Last Resort attempts to tell a brand-new story amongst the usual hillbilly killings.

It gets some of it right but a lot of it wrong. Enjoy Last Resort for what it is, a sex-filled, occasional gore-fest with the wackiest story of the entire bunch.

Read our full review here.

3 – Wrong Turn (2021)

Our Score: 6/10

Regardless of desire, 2021 brought us the film nobody seemed to be asking for. The 7th film in the series and a reboot. Given the pithy title of Wrong Turn.

This reboot is not a bad film. However, it’s not a great film either. It’s perfectly watchable with some interesting ideas wrapped up in a muddled plot and lacklustre second half. This is no rehashing of the deformed cannibals in West Virginia. We do get something quite different here.

Read our full review here.

2 – Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (2009)

Our Score: 6/10

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Whereas Wrong Turn 2 took what made the first film & upped it in every area, Wrong Turn 3 doesn’t manage that same progression. It’s a perfectly solid slasher flick with occasional flashes that excite. However it’s nowhere as memorable or fun as what came before.

Read our full review here.

1 – Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)

Our Score: 7.5/10

A surprisingly decent slasher flick, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End bucks the trend of lazy, cheap sequel cash-ins. It’s silly fun, gory & violent with a mostly memorable cast & a great bunch of villains. Everything a horror sequel should be, bigger, better & nastier…oh, and Henry Rollins absolutely kicking ass!

An improvement over the first in almost every aspect. What more can you ask for?

Read our full review here.


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