The horror thriller “Big Bad Wolf,” formerly titled “Huff,” is scheduled to be released Tuesday on DVD, Horizon Movies officials announced Monday.
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The controversial movie, directed by Paul Morrell, was filmed entirely in Santa Clarita.
Principal photography began on location in San Francisquito Canyon on Dec. 5, 2011, and shot for 13 days.
“Big Bad Wolf” stars Charlie O’Connell from TV’s “The Bachelor” as a depraved serial killer tormenting his three teenage step-daughters in a twisted take on the classic story of “The Three Little Pigs,” according to a Horizon Movies news release.
Starring alongside O’Connell is Playboy cover model Natasha Alam (“True Blood,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Mayra Leal (“Machete”) and cult genre favorite Clint Howard (“The Lords of Salem,” “Apollo 13,” “Evilspeak”).
An official synopsis by Horizon Movies describes “Big Bad Wolf” as a dark adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs,” in which an abusive stepfather to three teenage girls living in rural Southern California is on the verge of a lucrative drug deal that will finally allow him to escape his miserable life and retire to Mexico with his mistress, Laci (Alam).
Huff’s plan begins to unravel when his battered wife, Lorelei, played by Elina Madison, sends her three daughters away with Huff’s drug money to seek better lives for themselves. This triggers a chain reaction of violence, murder, and rage-induced asthma attacks as Huff attempts to locate the three runaways and recover his money.
He will literally huff and puff and tear their lives down, according to the synopsis.
“The story is the ‘Three Little Pigs’ remade into a horror thriller sick turning movie,” said Gordon Vasquez, the film’s co-producer, in an earlier interview with KHTS. “So the fairy tale of the Three Little Pigs where you huff and puff and blow the house down — we’ve re-done that and it’s a pretty good thriller. When you find the correlation of the story from the old fairy tale to what we’ve done, it’s pretty amazing, because it hasn’t been done yet.”
An official selection at the Burbank International Film Festival and Texas Frightmare Weekend, the film was shown in limited screenings at regional horror conventions and film festivals and won the Best Special Effects award at the 2012 Fright Night Film Fest, where it was also a finalist for Best Picture and Best Actor.
“The folks at Texas Frightmare Weekend requested a screener of our rough cut and we were happy to oblige,” said Cort Howell, the film’s executive producer and writer, in an earlier interview with KHTS. “The fact that they selected our film based on an early, unfinished edit tells us that our hard work has paid off.”
The film recieved rave reviews from critics, described as “frighteningly real” by Nic Brown of BMovieMan.com and “a ‘don’t miss’ film that achieves a level of intensity rarely attained in genre films” by Scott Shoyer of AnythingHorror.com.
The DVD is scheduled to be released by Horizon Movies March 4 for $26.95 and will feature extra interviews and the trailer, according to the release.
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