Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by 'The Foundation', a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.


Mike P. Nelson


Alan B. McElroy (as Alan McElroy)
194 ( 58)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Vega ... Jen
Adain Bradley ... Darius
Bill Sage ... Venable
Emma Dumont ... Milla
Dylan McTee ... Adam
Daisy Head ... Edith
Matthew Modine ... Scott
Vardaan Arora ... Gary
Adrian Favela ... Luis
Tim DeZarn ... Nate Roades (as Tim deZarn)
Rhyan Elizabeth Hanavan ... Ruthie (as Rhyan Hanavan)
Chaney Morrow ... Hobbs
Cory Scott Allen ... Ed
Amy Warner ... Aileen
Richard Hagerman Richard Hagerman ... Chief Abernathy


Friends hiking the Appalachian Trail are confronted by 'The Foundation', a community of people who have lived in the mountains for hundreds of years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This land is their land


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, grisly images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In Australia it has been advertised as Wrong Turn: The Foundation. See more »


In the opening scene, Scott is listening to the radio and the call letters are KIOU. All call letters east of the Mississippi start with W. See more »


Aileen: They said they would be the foundation on which a new nation would be built.
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Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits at all. The title does not even appear on-screen until the end of the film, and the action of the film continues during the closing credits. See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Wrong Turn (2021) See more »


Black Cadillac
Written and Performed by Joyce Green
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records Inc.
By arrangement with The Orchard
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User Reviews

Flawed, but definitely watchable
8 March 2021 | by TheLegendOfThe42See all my reviews

First of all, don't listen to all the brainless ratings giving this one one or two stars, calling it garbage or awful. This is not a sequel to any "Wrong Turn" movies, it is a reboot. That doesn't have to mean that everything is the same as in the former installments.

And you know what? I actually commend the filmmakers for taking a different approach this time. Unfortunately, some seem to be that well-trained at accepting the same story with every reboot that they can't understand how someone can get a bit more creative for a change.

Don't get me wrong - this is not a great movie. Some would argue that it's not even a good one, but all I know is that this is at least watchable, unlike so many reboots and remakes - or Captain Marvel.

There is actually a lot happening, even if the film slows down a little too much at times. But the cinematography good, the soundtrack a bit generic but decent, the acting mostly pretty good - and there are some pretty gruesome deaths to behold, although never in a voyeuristic way.

Forget about the original and open yourself up for something new, I'd say. Give this one a chance and take the wrong turn.

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Release Date:

26 January 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wrong Turn: The Foundation See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,897, 31 January 2021

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