Big Bad Wolf: DVD Box cover
Originally titled Huff, Paul Morrell's violent new psycho-thriller comes out on DVD today as Big Bad Wolf. The credits claim that the story was inspired by The Three Little Pigs. Though there are thematic similarities between the film and the children's nursery rhyme, Big Bad Wolf is closer in tone to a crime thriller, with elements of slasher classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th added for good measure.
The film's title, and it's marketing campaign misled some to assume that Big Bad Wolf is a werewolf movie. It is not.
Charlie O'Connell, a likable actor best known for his work in lighter fare, gets to show off his acting chops in this movie. As Huff, the stepfather from hell, he screams, laughs maniacally, and kills one person after another (sometimes after torturing them) with a rage-filled glee that's genuinely frightening. O'Connell is superb, and may have opened up his career to all new possibilities with this performance.More »