6. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines
The most unpleasant film - and second prequel - in the series, Bloodlines introduces Doug Bradley (Pinhead himself!) as Maynard Odets, the sadistic family patriarch. Eagle-eyed fans will recognize Maynard as the toothless old guy (as played by Wayne Robson) from Wrong Turns 1-2. Here he's a bit sprightlier, terrorizing a small West Virginian town, and the college students he finds partying there.
Bloodlines is a return to the Declan O' Brien filmmaking of Wrong Turn 3: cheap and ugly, retaining only the nastiness of Wrong Turn 4. Bloodlines is the most openly mean in the series, particularly in its treatment of the film's female characters. Sheriff Angela (Camilla Arfwedson) is captured and forced to shoot herself in the face to avoid burning to death; final girl Lita (Roxanne McKee) ends the movie blinded and the cannibals' captive, driven off to the woods to a fate worse than death. Then actual death, most likely.
Of all the Wrong Turn movies, only Bloodlines leaves a bad taste in the mouth. It's a grimy exploitation movie, lingering on the horrible treatment of its characters. In that respect, it's one of the most efficient entries to date.