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Wrong Turn

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Source: Catholic News Service

Schlocky slasher flick about a foursome of oversexed twentysomethings (including Desmond Harrington, Eliza Dushku and Jeremy Sisto) lost in the West Virginia wilderness and hunted by a trio of flesh-hungry, homicidal hillbillies. Buckets of blood flow in this clunky formulaic gorefest directed by Rob Schmidt, who leaves no cliche unturned and succeeds in killing off viewers' interest as quickly as he kills his cardboard cast members. Much graphic violence, recurring rough language, an implied sexual encounter, lewd humor and drug abuse. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.



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