Hey there loyal readers. This week I’m continuing my horror movie recommendations for the month of October. As I stated last week, I’m trying to suggest some stuff that you might not have seen or heard of (as an alternative to the many great horror movies you’ve seen tons of times already).
My movie recommendation this week is the 2006 film “Big Bad Wolf,” and it will not be for everyone. For one thing, it is definitely adult viewing so don’t let the kids see it. For another, serious horror buffs may not respond to the campy tones of the film, but for me they made the film great fun.
This movie starts with your typical horror setup as a group of teenagers become trapped in a cabin in the woods and are picked off one by one by a werewolf. However, this situation lasts for less than half an hour, and from that point on the film develops into something else entirely. Oh yeah, and did I mention that the werewolf talks? (Yes, while in wolf form.) Thus, the camp factor.
Even if you don’t enjoy it, you have to admit that the filmmakers took some bold and unexpected risks with this film. I would recommend it for that alone. I love a good horror movie (and a bad one and a mediocre one…), but it does get tiring to see the same thing over and over. So, anytime someone tries to shake things up, I’m all for it. That’s why I say, if you’re into this sort of thing, you might want to give “Big Bad Wolf” a try.