Little Dead Rotting Hood (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Jared Cohn
Starring: Eric Balfour, Bianca A. Santos, Romeo Miller
Rated: UR/Region: 1/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From Cinedigm
For years, the old woman in the woods has secretly kept the wolves of the forest at bay. But when the woman dies, the creatures suddenly attack the residents of a nearby small town. As more and more people turn up dead, the townsfolk discover something far more sinister than wolves lurking in the backwoods and fight to save their home from evil by waging a bloody battle against the ruthless creatures. But as the wolves begin to overpower the town, only the woman’s granddaughter may have the key to stopping the bloodbath before it’s too late.
Well, the movie at least starts out a lot better than it finishes. We have a movie with such known names as Heather Tom, Eric Balfour, and Bianca A. Santos. Things get off the ground running with wolves and some blood, but pretty soon our wolves are big ol’ CGI ridden werewolves and we have an almost super hero type “Rotting Hood” to swoop in and save the day. Now I’m sure this all was fine and dandy to everyone in theory. We have a plot that has potential and we have lots of blood with some nudity tossed in for good measure, but somewhere between our start and finish this thing turns into a bit of a mess and unravels before our very eyes. Which is a sad thing to see when you see something go from good to not so very good in a matter of a running time. I really wanted to enjoy what was going on and you may for a time, but sadly that enjoyment is just not long enough to help the movie out as a whole.
What is the biggest issue you’ll find in this one? Well, other than some very spotty CGI? The movie just doesn’t really make any sense as whole. They cram a lot of different ideas into this thing and it becomes the whole ten pounds of something in a five-pound bag situation. A more simple process would certainly have been best when dealing with a movie like this, one that at least gets a small part of things right early on. You still get some blood, you still get some nudity, but the buck probably stops there on Little Dead Rotting Hood. Sure, it could have been a whole heck of a lot worse than it is, but it could have been a whole lot better as well. This movie should have stuck to more basics and not tried very hard to do so much and try to become what it just couldn’t become in the long run. This could have been a good splatter film, but it loses its way very fast.
– Effects Before and After
– Making Of Feature
– Gag Reel