Monday, October 27, 2014

Wong Turn 6: Last Resort (Blu-ray Review) - Fox

Directed By: Valeri Milev
Written By: Frank H. Woodward
Starring: Anthony Ilott, Chris Jarvis, Aqueela Zoll
Color/91 Minutes/Not Rated
Region A
Release Date: October 21, 2014

The Film
I have to be honest with everyone- Despite not being much of a fan of the WRONG TURN series I'm pretty happy it has reached the sixth entry. I feel this way only because it's rare for horror series to reach such high number of entries and it makes me think of how fun it must have been to always have an entry from Halloween, Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street etc... coming out even if quality began to slip.

The WRONG TURN series is based around a series of inbred cannibal hillbillies from the hills of West Virginia and they terrorize anyone that unknowingly stops foot in their territory. The original film was a pretty decent backwoods terror type horror film and the second wasn't half bad either taking a bit cheesier turn but after that the series takes a pretty hard turn for the worst and by the time part 5 rolled around on the Syfy channel it was pure crap. Here in part 6, LAST RESORT, a man who is struggling to get his life back together goes to an old hotel with his girlfriend and friends to meet distant relatives who have summoned him to inform him that he has inherited the estate. Come to find out he's a member of the backwoods cannibals that have raised hell for five previous films and he has pure blood, just what they're looking for to have sex with his sister/cousin to keep the bloodline going. They drug him, get him on board to leave the world of Wall Street and become an incestuous backwoods hick and they murder all of his friends.

WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT is fucking terrible. There's no other way to say it. It sucks in every way. The makeup effects on the deformed cannibals was beyond shitty. Shitty enough that early on in the film I was convinced they had just put shitty rubber masks on the actors and pretended it was makeup. The acting is also pretty fucking terrible, especially from the cousins running the hotel. And perhaps worst of all it just is not interesting. I was grasping for a positive to the film and the only thing I (and my friend that watched it with me) was that all of the attractive women in the cast got naked, all 4 of them. That's it. Tits on screen were the only thing worth a Goddamn single fuck in this and in the day where tits are everywhere that isn't worth much.

It's possible that if you absolutely love the WRONG TURN series that you'll be attached to the characters enough to overlook everything that you're seeing and pretend to like it and try to convince yourself that the movie is good but for the rest of us that aren't wearing rose tinted glasses we'll have to deal with the shit that just got thrown at our face.

The Audio & Video
20th Century Fox gives WRONG TURN 6 a very nice looking release. The 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer with great detail level in skin tones and surfaces and vivid colors both in the country exteriors and old hotel interiors. Black levels are deep and handled very well. The 5.1 DTS-HD master audio track has excellent clarity and a perfect mix of dialogue and score. There's no background noise or crackling or popping.

The Extras
-"Inheritance" featurette
-"All The Kills In Them Hills" featurette
-"Hobb Springs: A Place To Rest... In Peace" featurette

The Bottom Line
I can't recommend WRONG TURN 6 to anyone except absolute die hard fans of the franchise and even then I warn you to proceed with caution.


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