Okay, so this is a sequel to the prequel and takes place sometime between Part 4 and the original Wrong Turn. A group of sex-hungry kids are making their way to the annual Mountain Man Festival to get stoned, listen to music, and of course **** their brains out. Unfortunately for them the town hosting this event is also home to our three favorite cannibalistic brothers: One Eye, Saw Tooth, and the ever cackling Three Finger. The boys, however, are not alone. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines also introduces their pack master, Maynard, played by a deliciously evil Doug Bradley, who seems to be having the absolute time of his life. Of course bad things happen that result in Maynard being captured by the police, and it's up to the brothers to bust him out by causing as much blood-drenched chaos as humanly possible.
Bradley chews scenery with the kind of reckless abandon that the cannibals would have during their own twisted version of Thanksgiving, and his presence alone elevates the film above the sequels and prequel. Sure, his accent slips in every now and again, but who cares? Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines has its fair share of the usual problems that can plague a low-budget film, but believe me when I tell you you're not going to give the slightest ****, as the flick is just too much fun. O'Brien is very sure of himself and the world of these creatures, and it shows. He directs with confidence and exhibits the energy of a lunatic gorehound who tries his best to come up with the most insanely grisly ways to kill our characters. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines exhibits the kind of no holds barred carnage that this series has become known for - everything on the screen is shown off in ghastly detail, almost completely practical with some slight CG enhancements here and there.
This isn't high art and certainly isn't going to win any prestigious awards, but damn it, it's not trying to either. Like the last film, this is very much a fans' flick, made for them with all the loving sickness that could possibly be conveyed in ninety minutes.