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  • Big Bad Wolf | DVD Review

    By | March 3, 2014

    BigBadWolf

    Director: Paul Morrell

    Writer: Cort Howell

    Starring: Charlie O’Connell, Natasha Alam, Amber Marie Bollinger, Mayra Leal, Clint Howard, Jenna Stone, Elly Stefanko, Elina Madison, Randy Blekitas, Rance Howard

    Like many modern Christians, Huff (Charlie O’Connell) has developed his very own warped interpretation of The Bible. The misogynistic stories that Huff reads from his copy of “The Good Book” are purposefully designed to teach his three stepdaughters (Jenna Stone, Elly Stefanko, Amber Marie Bollinger) their proper place in the world, reducing their self-worth to mere sex objects to be traded and sold for the betterment of mankind.

    It is no surprise that Huff’s wife, Lorelei (Elina Madison), is afraid to leave her idyllically attractive daughters alone with their violent and sex-crazed stepfather. Luckily, Huff spends a lot of time with his mistress, Laci (Natasha Alam), with whom he plans to escape to Mexico; but, in order to afford his early retirement, Huff invests in a drug deal that — of course — goes horribly wrong. Huff is then positioned to chase his three sexy stepdaughters (the proverbial pigs of this tale) around, huffing and puffing on his asthma inhaler until he blows each one of them away.

    Director Paul Morrell’s adaptation of The Three Little Pigs is as irreverent of its source material as Huff’s interpretation of The Bible. Set up like a porn flick without the sex and nudity, Big Bad Wolf also toys with horror film conventions, specifically the ones in which helpless females hopelessly attempt to escape an evil male predator.

    Assuming that Charlie O’Connell’s hilariously crazed performance is purposefully comical, Big Bad Wolf might just be a parody. If this is intentional, O’Connell is revealed to be a genius. Fleeting man-crush aside, O’Connell was pretty great in Sliders and Crossing Jordan, so his ability to pull off the comedic swarm of Huff is not all that surprising. The problem is, it is not quite clear if everyone else was informed of the charade.

    Rating: 5/10

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