A Wrong Turn Indeed – Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)

One had to know that while Bloody Beginnings might have marked an upturn in the franchise, it would never be capable of sustaining it and with Bloodlines, the fifth entry in the Wrong Turn series; it marks a steep decline in quality on most levels.

Wrong Turn 5, for lack of a better word, is boring. It has a ‘been there, done that’ kind of atmosphere and that is never more apparent than the predicted return of Three-Fingers who once again goes on a killing spree. This time he has a couple of friends with him and an old man who is not a mutated hillbilly and who for some reason, hangs out with them. Some of the kills are inventive, but other than that, there is nothing to redeem the waste of celluloid this movie turned out to be. It completely feels like a paint-by-numbers affair and is dragged out for far too long, much longer than it ever should have been. Declan O’Brien is a dependable director, but a new writer should have been hired to breathe some life into the franchise.

A little strange to see was Pinhead himself – Doug Bradley, as one of villains. Wondering why he decided to appear in this film might cause a person to have a headache, but waiting to see what he eventually would end up doing was the only reason to keep watching. Altogether, this was a terrible film that should have ended the run and yet, one more movie in the long-running series would still see the light of day two years later.

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