BIG BAD (yes, as in... wolf -- or something like that), this new 1980s-set scary movie relies more on action, surprise, thrills and good performances than it does blood and gore. For that reason alone it deserves some praise. Yet the film also provides a lot of old-fashioned, good-natured fun -- along with some genuine surprises that should bring a smile to your face -- once you get in groove with this unusual little opus.
Opie Cooper, shown above (the co-writers are Daniel Dauphin and Beth Kander), Big Bad looks quite good visually and sound good, too -- thanks to dialog that seems relatively real and slightly "period."
Ainsley Bailey (above, center) as the ex-girlfriend and the bitchiest of the three, Madeline Thelton (below, center) as the BFF, and Cameron Deane Stewart (at left, three photos above and below, right) as the buff-but-boneheaded boyfriend.
Indican Pictures and running just 87 minutes, the movie hits DVD this coming Tuesday, August 23 -- for purchase and (I hope) rental. For some very amusing and interesting info on its director/co-writer Opie Cooper, click here and scroll down to peruse the information about Opie and his "Eagle Scout" history with Steven Spielberg....