The supreme truth show turns into the supreme in horror for six contestants when they find themselves pitted versus hideously deformed and insatiably starving cannibals in this white-knuckle thrill-ride that "blows away most 2007 horror films" (Fangoria)! Directed by Joe Lynch, just recently named among Gorezone's leading horror directors, and packed with never-before-seen unique functions including a commentary by Lynch, the writers and choose cast members, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End guarantees two times the jolts and heart-pounding fear of the initial! Retired military commander Colonel Dale Murphy (Henry Rollins) hosts a simulated post-apocalyptic truth show where participants are challenged to survive a remote West Virginia wasteland. But the show turns into a horrible showdown when each understands they are being hunted by an inbred household of cannibals figured out to make them all dinner.
By including the Japanese cult motion picture Battle Royale to Wrong Turn's cinematic puree of Deliverance and The Hills Have Eyes, Wrong Turn 2 primaries itself for some smart spins on the recurring inbred-mutant-humans-hunt-and-eat-sexy-young-people genre. A pseudo-post-apocalypse Survivor-type game reveal brings five attractive young people (a bitchy vegan, a loudmouth skateboarder, a lesbian marine, a straight-laced jock, and a slutty ... uh ... obviously, she's simply a slut) to the Appalachian woods, where inbred mutant humans begin picking them and the TV team off. Likewise along for the ride is the tough-as-nails host (Henry Rollins, Bad Boys II), who goes native and begins hunting the inbred mutant humans. Unfortunately, the game plotline is quickly tossed aside and the motion picture settles into a straightforward hunt-kill-eat circumstance. For fans of the genre, Wrong Turn 2 does an excellent job: The series of deaths is not totally foreseeable and you get to see one pair of exposed breasts, 2 sets of exposed guts, and literal barrels of gore. Showcasing horror flick stars Erica Leerhsen (the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Crystal Lowe (Black Christmas), Texas Battle (Final Destination 3), Daniella Alonso (The Hills Have Eyes II), D-list celeb hostess Kimberly Caldwell, and Aleksa Palladino (who when had a promising profession in suitable indie motion pictures like Manny & Lo, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, and Storytelling). -- Bret Fetzer