Wrong Turn was a very fun guilty pleasure slasher from the early 2000s. It had a slew of direct to video sequels that varied from bad to unwatchable. Fast forward to 2021 and we have a reboot titled Wrong Turn: Foundation. The similarities pretty much end there.
The film is directed by Mike P. Nelson and written by Alan McElroy. The film is a reboot and the seventh installment of the Wrong Turn film series. The film stars Charlotte Vega, Adain Bradley, Emma Dumont, Dylan McTee, Daisy Head, Bill Sageand Matthew Modine. It is an international co-production between the United States, Germany and Canada.
The film follows a United Nations group of diverse friends (yes, this motley crew of millennials checks just about every woke box you can think of.) they are cliche, they are stupid, they are ultimately…canon fodder. The kids go into the woods and ignore the drunk redneck local and stray from the woodland trail.
The kids find themselves in the crosshairs of Virginian mountain people called “The Foundation.” They are a group of people who fled into the woods on the eve of the American Civil War and established a community that has gone on for generations. An uneasy truce was established between the Foundation and the outside world to leave each other alone. However out of town campers would occasionally crossover into the Foundation’s land and never return.
Back to the super annoying friends, they soon start dropping like flies and we are treated to some pretty gory deaths. One of which involving a giant rolling tree trunk that is an early contender for kill of the year.
A few months later, the dad (Modine) travels into the woods to find his daughter (one of the annoying kids). This part was actually the best part of the movie, it was also the last 30 minutes of the movie. The film tries to trick into thinking the girl had converted to the Foundation until she decides to save her dad and they both escape.
Great thrilling ending. But the movie ain’t over. The film has three endings. All of them get bat shit crazy too. I don’t want to spoil too much but you will want to watch through the entire credits.
For a film that starts off so bad it ends on an awesome and very bloody note. It’s not the Wrong Turn you are expecting. There’s no cannibal deformed rednecks here. Just a crazy cult of mountain people in the woods. The film would have been a lot better if they just called it The Foundation and left Wrong Turn out of it completely.
With that said, HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience gives Wrong Turn: Foundation a slight recommend.