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Group of kids head out to a cabin in the woods, group of kids gets smaller very quickly. Yeah, we’ve seen it all before, but there are a few new touches in Big Bad Wolf and the odd twist on the
conventional werewolf story.
Most of the acting was above par for this genre, but special mention must go to Richard Tyson who plays the menacing step-father incredibly well, and is very easy to despise. David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) makes a fleeting visit too, which is a nice touch if you’re quick enough to spot him. The gore is a little comedy in places but is, in truth, quite well done. The werewolf outfit looks better in some scenes than it does in others, and thankfully we only have to endure the rather dodgy metamorphous from human to beast once.
I wanna tell you that Big Bad Wolf is cheesy rubbish...and it is! But it’s really enjoyable cheesy rubbish. It entertains and urges you to keep watching; credit has to go to the cast for holding our interest so well, and also to that vintage 1980’s feel, which many have tried to emulate and failed. The screenplay does its job, ensuring that each character evokes the right emotions. Not an Oscar winner, no huge feats of cinematography, and definitely not one to remember. But when I press play, all I’m asking for is to be entertained for the duration of the film, and Big Bad Wolf does just that.
BIG BAD WOLF (2010) Writer/Director: Lance W. Dreeson. Cast: Trevor Duke, Kimberley J. Brown, Richard Tyson, Sarah Aldrich, Christopher Shyer.
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