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Review: Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort (2014)

Directed by: Valeri Milev | 87 minutes | horror | Actors: Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll, Sadie Katz, Rollo Skinner, Billy Ashworth, Harry Belcher, Joe Gaminara, Roxanne Pallett, Radoslav Parvanov, Danko Jordanov, Asen Asenov, Kicker Robinson, Talitha Luke-Eardley, Luke Cousins, Josie Kidd,

In 2003 the hard-hitting “Wrong Turn” was released. This was not afraid to portray violence and mutilation in an unadulterated form. That was a relief after glossy Hollywood horror like “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and the “Scream” saga. What also made director Rob Schmidt’s film rise above average was the more than decent acting and the creepy villains. The success of this film apparently justified a lot of sequels. Eleven years after the original, number six appeared. The years have not been mild for this franchise …

“Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort” is about introverted Danny and his friend (inn) enclub. The young adult struggling with depression has inherited a home in Hobb Springs. This is a forgotten place deep in the West Virginia Hills. Hobb Springs is maintained by the vigilant Jackson and Sally, a clumsy couple who introduces Danny to his long-lost family. You will notice from the first second that this is video feed. The opening titles alone look hopelessly dated and cheap. It also immediately becomes clear that little money has been spent on the casting. The actors are not as good-looking as you would expect from a Hollywood production. The cheaper segment of the casting agency has been chosen. That’s okay. On the contrary! You are now looking at people you could meet on the street. People of normal build and unobtrusive appearance.

The acting is distressing. That is not even so much due to the actors, but more to the script, which deals in caricatures and clichés. The actresses have been cast because of their willingness to get naked. There is a lot of sex in this movie. Frontal nudity is not included, but for American standards they go quite far. The actresses are cast on their appearance and also consist of characters. For example, a somewhat vulgar, tanning bed-brown character passes by, you see a good blonde girl getting naked and a sporty dark-haired lady strips for the camera. The male cast can largely keep his clothes on. In terms of “gore”, this production is somewhat disappointing. The special effects and make up are not very convincing. Clearly, budget prostheses and material from the joke shop have been used. In the first film, the villains still looked convincing, but that expensive grime had to be abandoned when the cheap sequels were canned.

In itself, there is little positive to say about “Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort”. The has a lot of flaws, but director managed to produce a nice movie. The film has momentum and the murders and sex scenes always come at the right time (just as things seem to slow down, Milev uses these scenes). In addition, the murders are committed in order of irritation. Before a character comes out of your throat, he or she gives up the ghost. Nice!

This sixth part is not a high flyer, but the fan of simplistic and idiotic slashers is served at his or her beck and call.

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