23 Movies Like Wrong Turn

This is a man wearing a deer skull like in the movie Wrong Turn.

In Wrong Turn 2021, a group of friends is on their way to hike the Appalachian Trail. Ignoring the warnings about sticking to the trail, they stray off and soon find themselves in the territory of cannibalistic mountain dwellers who are hungry for human flesh. If you enjoyed watching people get slashed in Wrong Turn, then indeed, you must be seeking more gory movies to indulge in?

Luckily, there are many terrifyingly brilliant horror movies out there, and we’ve specially selected 23 of the best ones for you below.

  • The Descent
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Eden Lake
  • Evil Dead
  • Hostel
  • House Of Wax
  • Saw
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • Wrong Turn 3
  • Vacancy
  • Alien
  • Haunt
  • Timber Falls
  • The Midnight Meat Train
  • The Strangers
  • You’re Next
  • Don’t Breathe
  • Ready Or Not
  • Hush
  • Spiral
  • The Farm
  • Creep

Were you looking for your next nail-biting, bone-chilling horror? Well, you have made the right turn and arrived at the best place! I am a firm believer that once you become a horror fan, you will forever and always remain a horror fan! This article provides a list of 22 horror movies, similar to Wrong Turn, that will send shivers down your spine and make you want to sleep with one eye open!

1. The Descent (2005)

The Descent

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Director: Neil Marshall

Cast: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Adventure

Movie Plot

A group of women goes on what they believe will be an unforgettable caving expedition. However, it’s not long after they descend into the cave that things start going horribly wrong.

When the explorers get trapped in the cave, they realize that finding a way out is the least of their problems. A strange breed of predators starts hunting them, and there is nowhere to run or hide! Will they make it out alive, or was this a one-way ticket to a deadly end?

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2. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

The Hills Have Eyes (R)

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Director: Alexandre Aja

Cast: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

Bob and Ethel Carter and five family members are all on their way to San Diego in their camper vans. An unfortunate accident leaves them stranded in the desert, forcing them to seek assistance.

Two of the men go looking for help while the others wait. Little do they know that decades earlier, that very site was used for nuclear testing, giving rise to a group of creepy mutants who have a taste for human flesh.

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3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

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Director: Marcus Nispel

Cast: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski

Genre: Crime, Horror

Movie Plot

While driving through Texas, a group of friends picks up a traumatized hitchhiker who then commits suicide. In complete shock, the friends arrive at a rural home, completely isolated from civilization and have no idea of the danger that awaits them.

The residence of the creepy house is a deranged family of psychopathic killers. A deformed, chainsaw-wielding man known as Leatherface starts hunting and tormenting the stranded teenagers, and they must try everything to escape from the horrific killer if they want to make it out alive.

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4. Eden Lake (2008)

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Director: James Watkins

Cast: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

When Steve and his girlfriend Jenny, a nursery school teacher, go away to a remote lake in the woods for a romantic weekend, they believe that this will be the perfect getaway. However, their peace is disturbed by a gang of loutish young misfits.

When the couple decides that they won’t let anything spoil their weekend, they confront the ruthless gang, which only aggravates them. The obnoxious teenagers steal their belongings, vandalize the car, and leave them vulnerable and stranded.

When Steve suffers a violent attack from the evil teens, Jenny becomes the subject of their relentless, brutal game of cat-and-mouse. She has to fight for her life and try to escape the woods to get help. Can she outsmart the murderously savage teenagers and make it out alive?

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5. Evil Dead (2013)

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Director: Fede Alvarez

Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas

Genre: Horror

Movie Plot

Evil Dead is called one of the scariest horrors you will ever experience in your life, and it is easy to understand why once you have watched it yourself.

Determined to kick her drug habit, Mia asks her brother, David, his girlfriend, and a few of their friends to go and stay with her in their family’s remote cabin in the woods. She needs them to help her through drug withdrawal and keep her from giving up trying to kick her addiction.

When her friend, Eric, discovers a book in the cabin titled “Book of the Dead,” he reads aloud from it, unaware that he has just awakened an evil, ancient demon.

When Mia is possessed by the malevolent entity, unspeakable, gruesomely evil things, start happening to the friends. Will they be able to set things right and lock the demon away before he kills them all?

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6. Hostel (2005)

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Director: Eli Roth

Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson

Genre: Horror

Movie Plot

After graduation, best friends Paxton and Josh go on the ultimate backpacking trip through Europe. They travel to a Slovak city and stop in Amsterdam for a wild night of sex and drugs.

Here they meet Oli, a traveler from Iceland, and the three men decide to investigate a Slovakian hostel that, according to rumors, is supposedly populated by lusty, provocative women.

They enter the hostel, unaware of the horror that awaits them, and soon find themselves involuntarily drawn into a violent and deadly game. They are in a desperate fight for survival as they try to escape the hostel of horrors.

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7. House Of Wax (2005)

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Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Cast: Chad Michael Murray, Jared Padalecki, Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

While on their way to a college football game, a group of friends ends up in a ghost town with a flat tire. While looking for help, they come across a wax museum that seems to be the only place open in the entire village.

As they enter and explore the mysterious and seemingly abandoned museum, they realize that the wax models aren’t what they seem.

Eventually, the group must fight for survival as they try to escape from two lunatic twin brothers running the museum and looking for new exhibits to display in their museum of horror.

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8. Saw (2004)

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Director: James Wan

Cast: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Movie Plot

Lawrence Gordon, an oncologist, and Adam Stanheight, a photographer, wake up chained to pipes on opposite sides of a filthy bathroom with no recollection of how they ended up there.

They soon come to the horrific realization that they are pawns in Jigsaw’s (a notorious, sadistic serial killer) sick and twisted game.

To survive, they have to complete his disturbing puzzles. To make matters worse, the one victim’s wife and daughter have to watch him being tortured on a closed-circuit video.

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9. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

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Director: Ruggero Deodato

Cast: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Movie Plot

During a rescue operation into the Amazon rainforest, a professor comes across video footage shot by a documentary crew that went missing on their quest to study an indigenous cannibalistic tribe in the region.

The film was banned in Australia and a few other countries due to its extremely graphic nature and cruelty toward animals, yet it still inspires many a horror movie.

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10. Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead (2009)

Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (Unrated)

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Director: Declan O’Brien

Cast: Tom Frederic, Janet Montgomery, Gil Kolirin

Genre: Adventure, Horror

Movie Plot

In the third installment of the Wrong Turn movie franchise, a transfer bus filled with convicts is forced off the road by a lunatic cannibal and crashes in a West Virginia Forest.

 The convicts, along with their corrections officer, meet a woman running from cannibalistic hillbillies who killed all her friends. They must fight for survival by trying to escape through the woods that is full of booby traps.

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11. Vacancy (2007)

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Director: Nimrod Antal

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

When a married couple’s car breaks down in the middle of the night, they have no other choice but to stay overnight at a remote motel. Stranded and upset in their motel room, they decide to watch a movie to take their mind off things.

As they watch the low-budget slasher film that they found in the room, the couple realizes that the room shown in the gruesome movie looks very similar to the room they are staying in. They study all the angles of the scenes and discover all the hidden cameras installed throughout the room used to record the horrific film.

They start looking for a way out, but it isn’t easy to hide when someone watches your every move. To survive, they need to come up with a plan to escape from the disturbed hotel staff before they become the next victims of a snuff movie.

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12. Alien (1979)

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Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

Movie Plot

When a commercial starship receives a mysterious transmission as a distress call, the crew are woken up from their cryo-sleep capsules midway through their long journey home. When they investigate the alien vessel, they discover an entire nest of eggs.

Upon their return to their own ship, an alien organism jumps out and attaches itself to a crew member and eventually causing him to slip into a coma.

They soon find themselves fighting for survival as they try to escape from the strange alien life force attacking and killing everyone aboard the ship. But unfortunately, in space, there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.

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13. Haunt (2019)

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Director: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods

Cast: Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, Lauryn Alisa McClain

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

On the night of Halloween, a group of teenagers decides to enter a haunted house that is said to be a scare of a lifetime! However, as they move through the house and watch the live horror exhibits, they realize that the gruesome scenes look almost a little too real.

Soon they find themselves trapped in the house of terror run by a group of disturbed, deformed, evil clown killers. Will they manage to escape from the house while being pursued by the macabre killers, or will they die while they experience their worst nightmare?

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14. Timber Falls (2007)

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Director: Tony Giglio

Cast: Josh Randall, Brianna Brown, Nick Searcy

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

While on their camping trip in West Virginia, a young couple, Mike and Sheryl, are advised by a woman to follow the Timber Falls path for its scenic beauty. All seems well until Mike wakes up to an empty tent, and Sheryl is missing.

They meet again under unfortunate circumstances after religious fanatic siblings Ida and Clyde kidnap Mike and have a disturbingly unusual and grotesque demand for the couple.

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15. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

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Director: Ryuhai Kitamura

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields, Roger Bart

Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror

Movie Plot

Leon Kaufman is a struggling photographer who hasn’t had the best success in his career. However, after meeting the owner of an art gallery, he sees an opportunity to turn his life around. His goal is to expose humanity’s dark side, but his obsessive pursuit leads him straight into a serial killer’s path.

Mahogany, who preys on subway commuters who take the late-night train home, kills his victims in the most gruesome manner imaginable, this disturbingly creepy man. As Leon continues to pursue the killer, he and his girlfriend are pulled into an evil abyss.

16. The Strangers (2008)

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Director: Bryan Bertino

Cast: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Movie Plot

James and Kristen, a young couple, who are spending a weekend away at an isolated family vacation home, expect to have a romantic, relaxing weekend together. However, while James runs some errands, a somewhat mysterious and dangerous woman shows up at their door.

James mistakes his friend Mike for an intruder and accidentally kills him upon his return to the house. Then to add salt to the wound, three masked strangers show up, and they are here to terrorize and kill the couple, forcing them to fight for survival.

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17. You’re Next

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Director: Adam Wingard

Cast: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, Aj Bowen

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

The Davisons, an estranged, extraordinarily wealthy, upper-class family, decide to work out their differences and mend their broken ties on a celebratory weekend at their family estate. So, Aubrey and Paul Davison invite their children and their significant others to join them in celebrating their wedding anniversary.

The weekend doesn’t start off on the best note, but things go from bad to worse when crossbow-wielding killers wearing animal masks suddenly attack the family.

The Davisons have no choice but to work together as a team to stay alive. Will this reunion be just what the family needed to mend fences, or will it be the last family gathering they will ever have?

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18. Don’t Breathe (2016)

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Director: Fede Alvarez,

Cast: Steven Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

Genre: Crime, Horror

Movie Plot

Alex, Money, and Rocky, three teenage thieves from Detroit, break into wealthy people’s houses and rob them to make a better living for themselves. When they hear about a blind veteran who won a huge cash settlement after the death of his child, they think they’ve hit the jackpot.

Assuming the old man is an easy target, the three delinquents break into his isolated home, which is situated in an abandoned neighborhood. Things take a deadly turn when they realize that the old veteran isn’t as helpless and vulnerable as they thought.

The trapped trio needs to escape and fight for their lives from the blind old man trying to kill them, but it doesn’t matter which way they go; there seems to be no way out of there!

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19. Ready Or Not (2019)

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Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Cast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien

Genre: Action, Horror

Movie Plot

After Grace marries the love of her life at his family’s luxury estate, she feels like the happiest and luckiest girl in the world! However, Grace is unaware of her new family’s tradition of hunting down and killing any newcomer to their family.

They made a deal with the devil in exchange for their wealth, and if they do not find and kill Grace before noon, something terrible will happen to them all.

From a fairy tale to a freakshow, Grace is forced to play the deadly game of cat-and-mouse while her in-laws seek her out with crossbows, guns, and other weapons. After she has had enough of running for her life, she finds a way to give them a taste of their own poison.

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20. Hush (2016)

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Director: Mike Flanagan

Cast: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Movie Plot

Maddie Young lost her hearing and her voice when she was only thirteen years old due to bacterial meningitis. Now an author, Maddie lives a voluntary life of solitude in a secluded house in the woods where she plans to write her next novel.

All is well in her peaceful new life until a psychotic masked killer appears outside her window one night. Isolated from civilization, Maddie must fight for her life to escape from the crazy crossbow killer. Did her dream of living alone just turn into her worst nightmare?

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21. Spiral (2021)

Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)

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Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Cast: Chris Rock, Marisol Nichols, Max Minghella, Samuel L. Jackson

Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery

Movie Plot

While following in his father’s footsteps, Detective Ezekiel Banks takes charge of investigating a series of gruesome murders taking place in the city. Eerily, the crimes are very similar to the grisly murders that were committed years ago by a notorious serial killer named Jigsaw.

Detective “Zeke” Banks and his new partner soon find themselves caught up in the middle of the killer’s sick game. They need to find the killer before adding another victim to the murder count, but it seems the twisted murderer is always one step ahead of them.

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22. The Farm (2018)

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Director: Hans Stjernsward

Cast: Nora Yessayan, Alec Gaylord, Ken Volok

Genre: Horror

Movie Plot

When a young couple accidentally takes the wrong turn-off on the motorway, they decide to pull over at a roadside diner to relax and have a bite to eat. Little did they know that eating meat at the diner was the biggest mistake of their lives.

Soon they will have to fight for their lives when they are kidnapped, imprisoned, and treated like animals on a farm where the humans become the main course!

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23. Creep (2004)

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Director: Christopher Smith

Cast: Franka Potente, Vas Blackwood, Sean Harris

Genre: Horror

Movie Plot

Kate loves to party, but when she awakes in a locked up, deserted London Tube Station after a long night of drinking and partying, the fun ends. She realizes that she will have to stay there overnight until someone can help her in the morning.

Kate soon learns that being alone is the least of her problems when she goes into the Labyrinth of tunnels pursued by a creepy attacker.

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Conclusion

There you have it! A list of what can only be described as the most horrific and terrifying horror movies ever made! If you haven’t seen any of the movies on our list, be sure to add them to your bucket list as they are well worth the scare!

References:

Reel Rundown: Movies Like Wrong Turn

Ranker: Watchworthy Movies Like Wrong Turn

Youtube: All Time Hit: Top 10 Best Thriller Movies Like Wrong Turn

Gamespot: 11 Most Shocking Cannibal Horror Movies Ranked

Indie Wire: Best Cannibal Movies

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