West Virginia cannot get a break. In 1972, the movie "Deliverance" with Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Jon Voight was quite a hit. Hillbilles causing trouble for city fold.
"This is the story of four men on a weekend canoe trip on the Cahulawassee River which turns into a frenzied retreat from horror." Although frequently associated with West Virginia, this movie takes place on the Chattooga River in Georgia. And it is set in Georgia. But the mention of hillbillies automatically brings West Virginia to mind. This gives hillbillies a bad name.
Then along comes "Wrong Turn" which is set in Greenbrier county, West Virginia. Where "Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding." Another movie that gives West Virginia a bad name.
Next is "Wrong Turn 2: Dead End" set in a West Virginia wasteland where game show contestants are "being hunted by an inbred family of cannibals determined to make them all dinner!" Makes you want to make your vacation plans for West Virginia right now.
Most recent is the report of a lion being on the loose in Greenbrier county. A man "watched a full-grown male African lion, complete with a four-foot-long tail, pace around his hunting shanty for about 40 minutes before running off into the woods." A lion...in the woods of Greenbrier county, West Virginia.
What else would one expect from Wild Wonderful West Virginia?