Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginning (2011)

logoDirector: Declan O’Brien

Writer: Declan O’Brien (Screenplay) Alan B McElroy (Characters)

Starring: Jennifer Pudavick, Tenika Davis, Kaitlyn Leeb, Terra Vnesa, Ali Tataryn, Samantha Kendrick, Victor Zinck Jr, Sean Skene, Dean Armstrong

 

Plot: A group of college students gets lost in a storm during their snowmobiling trip, and takes shelter in an abandoned sanatorium, which is the home of deformed cannibals.

 

Verdict: Just Bad

 

Story: We start by seeing a tour of the mental hospital where we find our cannibals locked up only for them to escape and leaving the hospital in the hands of the other mental patients. This completes the origin story for our cannibals a less than 10 minute introduction in a film that is called ‘Bloody Beginning’. Next up we meet the group of college students who are off for a weekend snowboarding but after they get lost looking for their location they take up shelter in the now abandoned mental home. Overnight the group gets attacked and haunted by the group of now grown up cannibals. We have to see who will make it out alive.

With what should be a longer origin story it really is just a glorified escape plan. The group of college students are hugely unlikable and put in way too much fake screaming and crying. This story will having screaming at the screen ‘STOP BEING FUCKING IDOITS’ because they make so many mistakes and constantly contradict what they just said about doing. They even have a chance to kill the cannibals and don’t use it, ‘hello these mad man have just butchered and eaten your friends but you want them to lock them up and let the police who you can’t get hold off sort them out’. This story has so many things wrong with it, it is unbelievable. (2/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Jennifer Pudavick: Kenia I believe she is meant to be the smart one of the group, who gets easily scared and doesn’t want to deal with the pranks of the others. She keeps coming up with plans but never follows through with any of them and nearly every one she plans ends up with somebody dying. Jennifer gives a terrible lead performance with fake screaming and crying throughout. (3/10)

 

Tenika Davis: Sara part of the group and along with her girlfriend is on the trip to have a good time. Seems to be the one willing to fight most of all the group, she also stays loyal to her friends. Tenika gives a poor performance never convinces and seems to be forced into two unnecessary lesbian love scenes. (3/10)

 

Kaitlyn Leeb: Bridget girlfriend of Sara who is on the trip for a good time. In a weird way she is the only one who makes sense and just wants to leave, but no one will listen to her, she does show a lack of loyalty to her friends. Kailyn gives a poor performance as she never looks like she is in the right film. (3/10)

 

Support Cast: Filled with other friends who all make disposable characters and the cannibals who make for good hunters you actually cheer for by the end.

 

Director Review: Declan O’Brien – Taking the franchise the wrong way here, he is making the films worse and ruining what was starting to get good. (3/10)

 

Horror: Loses a lot of horror aspects but still has plenty of blood and gore. (5/10)

Thriller: Doesn’t pull you in as much as it should do. (2/10)

Settings: Isolation side of the story is created and moving the location to a mental facility over the mountain ranges. (10/10)
Special Effects
: Mix of effects throughout starting strong but then falling into sloppy CGI. (3/10)

Suggestion: I think even if you are a fan of the franchise you will struggle to enjoy this one. (Avoid)

 

Best Part: Hard to pick one

Worst Part: Characters Stupid Decisions

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: 2 More on the way

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

Tagline: These hillbillies are going crazy

 

Overall: Disappoints Greatly

Rating 30

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Horror Movie Marathon Selection

With Halloween around the corner we are going to look at our dream horror marathons to show on Halloween night.Mine

My choices are going to try and include different types of subgenres to help create a mix of different types of scares, but the idea is to make sure these are all films that have re-watch value. I have also made the rule for myself to not include more than one through any franchise.

1st Halloween (1978)hallwoen

I am choosing to start with the classic to get everyone in the mood with this suspense thriller.

2ndCabin in the Woods (2012)cabin

Next up we have the lightest film of the night, this genre busting horror puts together a horror that will give you a few laughs, plenty of scares and a final third that is absolutely crazy.

3rd The Evil Dead (1981)evil dead

The low budget time, Ash and his friend in the cabin when they find the book of the dead, this is the closest to a possession film I will be getting for the night.

4th The Host (2006)host

Now for my creature feature selection with the Korean masterpiece. This follow a family trying to find their youngest member who gets taken by a mutant creature.

5th The Orphanage (2007)orphange

 I will finish my selection with a ghost story and this Spanish selection seems the most fitting.