11 August 2016 | unbrokenmetal
Wrong Turn 5: The assault
Some teenagers go to a festival in a small town where a kind of Halloween masquerade takes place. When an old man attacks them with a knife, the kids get arrested too, because they carry drugs on them. However, the old man is the leader of the freaks we know from the previous parts of the series. They come to rescue 'daddy', and among the Halloween masks, they don't even attract too much attention with their looks. The police station is soon under siege, a situation reminding me of the John Carpenter classic 'Assault on Precinct 13'.
Part 5 is probably the most vicious episode of them all, not hiding the violence in a dark forest, but openly showing it in the streets and enjoying it to a degree some viewers may find disturbing. There were 5 major censorship cuts in the DVD released in my country, and it is not hard to see why (some missing footage could be spotted in the bonus material, anyway). Not that I was angry about that - it was over a bit sooner. 'Wrong Turn 5' is rather crude and simple, splatter effects over story content, apparently the series is on its decline here. Camilla Arfwedson got a great female lead role as the sheriff at least. I voted 8/4/6/7/5/4 for the 6 movies.