Bill Sage On Villainous Mountain Tribe Leader In Wrong Turn [Exclusive Interview]

Bill Sage
Bill Sage in Wrong Turn

Bill Sage loves starring in horror movies. When it’s a villain, he cherishes the role even more.

Sage plays Venable in Wrong Turn, a leader of an isolated mountain civilization that adheres to strict rules and traditions. The group called The Foundation is very territorial of their borders and dislikes any trespassers—especially young hikers.

This is a reimagining of the franchise Wrong Turn that previously lasted through six movies with a family of mutant cannibals. The reboot is written by Alan B. McElroy, the original scriptwriter of the first Wrong Turn movie.

Here’s the synopsis: Backwoods terror and never-jangling suspense meet when Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into the land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, Jen and her friends seem headed to the point of no return—unless Jen’s father can reach them in time.

Along with Bill Sage, the film stars Charlotte Vega (The Lodgers), Adain Bradley (Riverdale), Emma Dumont (The Gifted), Dylan McTee (Roswell, New Mexico), and Matthew Modine (Stranger Things). Mike P. Nelson (The Domestics) directed the film.

ALSO CHECK OUT: Dylan McTee On Being The Troublemaker in Wrong Turn [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actor Bill Sage about the attraction to horror and villains. Also, we discussed the language used in the film along with the mountain dweller outfits.

Bill Sage has over 120 credits in television, movies, and shorts so far. He had roles in films such as American Psycho, Boiler Room, Stray Dogs, Precious, and The Wave. Also, he appeared in several notable television shows, including Power, Orange Is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire, and Nurse Jackie.

Wrong Turn is currently available On Demand, digital, Blu-ray and DVD today.

Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Saban Films

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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