Plot: What’s it about?
A high profile prisoner is about to be transported to a new prison, which of course has the correctional authorities a little on edge about the move. But in order to ensure it goes as planned, the prison has made the transport a last minute operation that will venture through remote, rural roads to its destination. So even if someone wanted to hijack the transport, they’d have a hard time knowing when and where to do so. As the trip passes through a desolate stretch of woods, the bus is attacked by an unknown driver, assumed to be someone out to free the prisoner. But instead it is a mutant redneck local known as Three Finger, who simply wants to hunt down and kill all those in his path. The bus soon crashes and while the prisoners think they’ve gotten a break, they’ll have to survive the night to be free. Can the lone guard and a terrified young woman manage to not only survive the prisoners, but Three Finger as well?
When a movie boasts that it was directed by a “Sci-Fi Channel movie veteran,” you know the flick is short on selling points. Wrong Turn 3 resembles one of those miserable Sci-Fi originals more than a major studio picture, with poor production values and little to no entertainment value. Like the first Wrong Turn, this one tries to be serious and falls flat on its face. But the original at least had decent looking hotties and competent direction, both of which this movie lacks. The scares never arrive, unless you count being scared of boredom. I don’t mind bad movies, I tend to love them in fact, but I hate dull movies. And as I watched Wrong Turn 3, I was bored from start to finish. No effective tension, only a few moment of worthwhile gore, and minimal overall entertainment. Even if you’re a diehard horror fanatic, skip Wrong Turn 3.
Video: How does it look?
Wrong Turn 3 is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. As I said above, the production values here aren’t great, so I wasn’t surprised by this unimpressive transfer. The image is flat and has more grain than I’d like, so this looks like a made for television movie, as opposed to a feature film. As far as detail, this is a touch better than the DVD, but not enough to get excited about. The image is just there, never impressive, but never that bad. So this isn’t one you’ll marvel at the visuals to, but it looks passable.
Audio: How does it sound?
This DTS HD 5.1 option provides a solid soundtrack. Not the kind that makes you take notice, but it is good and no problems come up. The surrounds are used to enhance the atmosphere, even if not to a great degree. This does help with the horror vibe, especially when the cheap scares pop up. The music also has good presence, so there is decent activity and depth here. No issues with the dialogue either, as all vocals are clear and audible. This disc also includes Spanish and French language tracks, as well as subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean.
Supplements: What are the extras?
This disc includes some deleted scenes, as well as three brief, promotional featurettes.