Wrong Turn continues Elia David Cmiral's series of inspired subversions of the horror movie music genre -- favoring style and atmosphere over cheap thrills, his scores wring genuine suspense from uncommon subtlety, employing dissonant strings, menacing electronic textures, and snarling woodwinds to create music of startling darkness and portent. Wrong Turn pairs Cmiral with arranger Robert Elhai, and together they create a series of richly complex themes that crackle with energy -- like the B-movie horror classics of old, the music holds back more than it reveals, tantalizing with the promise of unspeakable horrors limited only by the imagination.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Ankeny
|Wrong Turn, film score|