Declan O'Brien

EXCLUSIVE: Declan O'Brien Talks ‘Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings’

Back in March, I had the chance to visit the set of Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, where I got to meet director Declan O'Brien and his cast. I recently had the chance to speak with Declan O'Brien again, to discuss the Blu-ray and DVD release of this horror prequel, which will arrive on October 25. This new movie takes us back to the early days of the cannibal brothers Three Finger, Saw-Tooth, and One-Eye, as they feast on a group of young college friends who lose their way. Here's what the director had to say below.

You directed the third movie, and you talked a bit on the set about what you wanted to do with this fourth movie, bringing it back to the roots of the franchise. Can you talk about crafting that initial concept?

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SET VISIT: ‘Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings’

We visit the Brandon, Manitoba, Canada set of Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings Being from Minnesota, I am no stranger to snow and cold weather. However, after living in Los Angeles for almost four years, the only time I usually experience a frigid locale is when I go home for Christmas. It seems this year is the exception, though, because back in March, I was invited up to the Brandon, Manitoba, Canada set of Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings, which will be released on Blu-ray and DVD October 25. Aside from giving me a unique chance to dust off my winter gear, I was in for a bloody good time on the set. No, I didn't just slip into a British accent there for no good reason, I meant the set was really, really bloody.

After two flights and a two and a half hour car ride, we arrived at the Brandon Mental Health Care Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, and I could see right away why they chose this location. It had a very creepy look, almost with an Overbrook Hotel sort of vibe, but this was no hotel. This was actually a former mental institution, complete with most of the old equipment. The place just ooozed creepiness, and it was just perfect for this kind of movie.

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