Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012)

logoDirector: Declan O’Brien

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

Starring: Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson, Simon Ginty, Roxanne McKee, Paul Luebke, Oliver Hoare, Kyle Redmond Jones, Amy Lennox, Duncan Wisbey

 

Plot: A group of college students, on a trip for Mountain man Festival on Halloween in West Virginia, encounter a group cannibals, who want to save their cousin from jail.

 

Verdict: Same Level as 4 which is still poor

 

Story: We start by following our group of sexed up, drugged up and alcohol fuelled college students as they are preparing for Mountain Man Festival, a big festival set in and around the mountains of West Virginia. While being reckless the friends run into a mysterious man, wrecking their car and leading to them all getting arrested. Now the cannibals want to crash the festival and free there family member from jail, but along the way the leave a body count.

Trying to show that the cannibals have a mentor who bought them into the Virginia area is a plus, but to be honest that is the only highlight. The film has gone into the flat out torture porn mode with the cannibals playing games with their victims by trying to find the most outrageous ways to kill them. The characters seem to make decisions that are beyond terrible including the Sheriff saying stay together and the very next comment she goes outside on her own. This is just poor storytelling, how will the cannibals eat the victims if they destroy them so much? In the end this continues the trend of the films declining as they continue to lose what made them interesting. (3/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Doug Bradley: Maynard looking after the cannibals now, he is family to them but he normal look helps him blend into the crowd, he is trying to teach them how to cope with their change in environment. He gets locked up and promises everyone will die if he isn’t released. Doug makes a good villain to add to series and is menacing throughout. (7/10)

 

Camilla Arfwedson: Sheriff Angela only Sheriff in the local town who isn’t looking forward to the festival because it leaves them dealing with all the drunks. She never manages to follow her instructions making her a terrible leader. Camilla never convinces as a cop and her character is horribly written. (3/10)

 

Simon Ginty: Billy driver of the car that wrecks because he is too busy being reckless with his friends, though he does take complete responsibility for the drugs. Simon gives an inconstant performance as the stupid college kid. (3/10)

 

Support Cast: The cannibals are the same as always solid enough, but the supporting friends all make poor choices and become disposable.

 

Director Review: Declan O’Brien – Thankfully this was his last outing on this film so hopefully now we can give it back to someone who can save it. (3/10)

 

Horror: Torture porn now, what happened? (3/10)

Settings: They couldn’t even create the isolation idea, that bit is easy. (3/10)
Special Effects
: Solid effects with some of the kills but wrong genre really. (7/10)

Suggestion: No, just no. (Leave it in the Box Set)

 

Best Part: Doug Bradley is actually an interesting addition to the series.

Worst Part: Becoming torture porn.

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: One more sequel to come

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

Tagline: Fear will consume you

 

Overall: Prison Break, Cannibal Style

Rating 20

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