The Wrong Turn series is a favorite among slasher film admirers. The series consists of 6 movies sharing the same continuity and a reboot. The gruesomeness that the Wrong Turn films capture creates an impact on the audience that remains even after the show is over.
In this article, you will be provided with a list of 15 movies like Wrong Turn with gruesome and violent depictions that will surely captivate you.
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
To begin, we have The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Released in 1974, the film depicts a group of friends who are chased by a cannibal family and a chainsaw-wielding psychopath. The element of cannibalism is reminiscent of Wrong Turn and presents a similar gory experience.
It is directed by Tobe Hooper and is rated 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.4 out of 10 on IMDb.
- The Hills Have Eyes
Released in 1977, The Hills Have Eyes is a classic horror portraying a suburban family who faces a series of unfortunate events when they get stranded on their way to California and are attacked by a group of psychotic cannibals.
Directed by Wes Craven, the film stars Susan Lanier, Michael Berryman, and Dee Wallace. The movie is rated 67% on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.3 out of 10 on IMDb.
- Eden Lake
Eden Lake depicts a teacher, Jenny, and her boyfriend heading to a lake to spend a peaceful weekend. However, things take a horrible turn when a group of misbehaved teenagers irks them with their continuous pranks, ruining their weekend. Directed by James Watkins, the film stars Kelly Reily and Michael Fassbender in the lead roles.
The film was released in 2008 and is rated splendidly on Rotten Tomatoes with 80%.
A horror thriller from 2005, Hostel is about a group of three friends traveling across Europe who meet a man who convinces them to visit a hostel, and upon reaching the hostel, they encounter terrifying situations.
The movie is directed by Eli Roth and features Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eyþór Guðjónsson, and Barbara Nedeljáková. Two sequels to Hostel were also released in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
- The Midnight Meat Train
The Midnight Meat Train portrays a struggling photographer Leon who saves a woman from goons in a subway and gets obsessed with her. When the woman disappears, he sets out to search for her which leads him down the path of horror.
Released in 2008, the film was adapted from Clive Barker’s 1984 short story of the same name. It is directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and stars Bradley Cooper as Leon.
Rotten Tomatoes recommends the movie with 73%.
- The Saw Franchise
The Saw franchise consists of a total of 9 movies. The films portray a psychopathic serial killer John “Jigsaw” Kramer who traps his victims in situations that test their will to live through physical or psychological torture.
The first film was released in 2004 and was directed by James Wan. Saw was immensely praised for its crisp screenplay and gripping narrative. The Saw films are a must-watch for those who had enjoyed Wrong Turn.
- Cannibal Holocaust
Cannibal Holocaust exhibits a professor who stumbles across a lost film shot by a missing documentary crew whose goal was to study the region’s indigenous cannibalistic tribes. It is a footage-found horror film directed by Ruggero Deodato.
The movie was released in 1980 and is rated 65% on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.8 out of 10 on IMDb.
- The Farm
Released in 2018, The Farm presents a young couple who take a wrong turn and their fun trip soon becomes a fight for survival when masked kidnappers imprison them on a farm where humans are the main course.
Directed by Hans Stjernswärd, the film presents a unique story that captures the minds of the audience.
- Timber Falls
Timber Falls is a horror thriller released in 2007. The film depicts a young couple on a camping trip who is kidnapped by two religious fanatics who have an unusual demand for the couple.
The movie is directed by Tony Giglio and stars Brianna Brown and Josh Randall as the lead. Coincidentally, the film was released in Brazil as Wrong Turn 2 and in Mexico as Wrong Turn 3.
- Evil Dead
A supernatural horror thriller, Evil Dead showcases five friends who decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin located deep in the forest and when they inadvertently summon a dormant demon, they strive to survive its evil ploys.
Directed by Fede Álvarez, it was released in 2013. The movie had a good box office run of $97.5 million. Evil Dead is rated 6.5 on IMDb and 63% on Rotten Tomatoes.
- The Strangers
The Strangers is a slasher horror revolving around James Hoyt and his partner Kristen McKay who visit a remote house to spend some peaceful time with each other. But at dawn, three masked criminals infiltrate the home, changing their lives.
Released in 2008, the movie is written and directed by Bryan Bertino. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman play the personas of James and Kristen respectively.
- Don’t Breathe
Another film from Fede Álvarez, Don’t Breath tells the story of three criminals who break into the house of a blind Gulf War veteran to steal his money. However, much to their surprise, they discover that the veteran is not as defenseless as he seems.
The film is rated highly with 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.1 on IMDb. Released in 2016, it had a good theatrical run of $157.8 million. A sequel to Don’t Breathe was released in 2021.
- Ready or Not
Ready or Not presents the terrifying story of Grace, a newlywed woman whose in-laws force her to participate in a game that takes sinister turns revealing the sick rituals of the family.
The movie came out in theaters in 2019 and is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. Rotten Tomatoes recommends Ready or Not with 88%.
Spiral is an occult thriller that follows a same-sex couple who along with their 16-year-old daughter move into a small town where the neighbors throw an eerie party with ominous signs.
Released in 2019, this horror film is directed by Kurtis David Harder and stars Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Thomas Elms as the protagonists.
- House of Wax
Set in an abandoned wax museum, House of Wax narrates the tale of five friends who are stranded on their way to a football match and upon approaching the wax museum, are chased by the murderous brothers who run the place. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the film is based on the 1932 short story “The Wax Works” by Charles S. Belden.
The movie was released in 2005 and is rated a decent 5.4 on IMDb. MDb