Wondering whether to go see Wrong Turn or not? Well, do yourself a favor and go.... now! This movie is kick ass! Poor ole' West Virginia suffers another blow to an already tarnished reputation here boys and girls as an unlucky group of young folks gets caught by some of the state's less hospitable residents. The attractive cast is soon hunted, stalked, slayed, and filleted in some very tense and brutal scenes. Of course, this might be called West Virginia trespassing punishment, but what you get makes for a great time. Sure, the idea isn't new, but is watching people hunted through the backwoods ever a bad thing? It sure isn't here thanks to Stan Winston who makes some great, gory FX and helped get this whole nightmare made. I know when you think horror and gore FX that Tom Savini's name is the 1st to pop up, but Winston's work has always been top shelf and Wrong Turn showcases some nasty stuff. Maybe 2003 is turning into the year of homage to ultra-violent films from the past, Wrong Turn certainly has a good feel to it. Influences from TCM, The Hills Have Eyes, Madman, and The Final Terror are all present, but the story here does have enough originality of it's own to make even jaded assholes like me keep eyes forward. A perfect movie to go to with a group of friends and have a blast, go round up yours and hit the road. Just don't make a Wrong Turn of your own. I ain't givin' away too many details 'cause I don't wanna spoil anyone's fun. Let's just say Turn feels much better than the mainstream crap they've been passing off as slasher films since Scream. Again, there's nasty fun here thanks to Stan Winston, so give the man some due credit. Movies like this I always find most unsettling because you never really do know what's out there lurking off the beaten path. After House of 1000 Corpses and Wrong Turn, who the hell wants to go on a road trip now? This is a rural traveler's nightmare and one more reason for West Virginia to be proud. I could have swore I heard John Denver's ghost singing ' Country Roads'.