Written by: Mitch Hyman and Stephen Biro
Directed by: Brendan Jackson Rodgers
Distributed by: And You Entertainment
Runtime: 78 minutes (1 hour 18 minutes)
In the world of film, even the most terrifying monsters get turned into the most hilarious comedy jokes. However, this title is not only a comedy film, as the story itself is actually based on an obscure indie comic of the same name. The comic was written by Mitch Hyman who actually stars in the film as The Devil.
Sadly I have not read the comics (yet) but knowing the writer not only worked on the film adaptation but also stars in it, gives me faith that this is surely a faithful adaptation of the original story, at least as well as it can be on a low budget. I have read however that this is an original story written for the film by Mitch Hyman and Stephen Biro and directed by Brendan Jackson Rodgers.
Bubba is a simple-minded redneck with a heart full of gold who will do anything to earn the love of his childhood crush, even if that means selling his soul to the devil and becoming a werewolf.
However, after the Devil that Bubba called forth starts tricking other folks in Cracker County to sign contracts that don’t fulfil their wishes, Bubba is set on a mission to track down the Devil and destroy the contracts that have cursed the people.
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf is such a fun film, with brilliantly written comedy and fun pop-culture references. The film feels like a superhero flick with a hillbilly heart that sees a simpleton zero become the town hero. However, Bubba can get easily distracted from his mission, creating some brilliant scenes that really bring out the redneck in the werewolf.
It’s certainly an experience that I would recommend to people who love silly movies. The best part about it is that it doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. It’s dumb humour that makes me laugh and is certain to make at least a few other people laugh as well, even if it’s laughing at how bad it is in your opinion.
The actors in the film are all brilliant, and it doesn’t feel like the usual low-budget sense of bad actors playing dumb characters trying to be funny. Instead, all of the cast feel like they are talented actors playing dumb, funny roles and nailing it! Each character is loveable in their own way and the chemistry together on screen is what gives this film so much heart!
Being a low-budget comedy film, the werewolf design is very rubbery to even look at., but honestly not a bad design overall. The mouth moves well which keeps the design from looking too cheap, but also Fred Lass trained intensely to be able to talk clearly through the makeup which keeps the werewolf and the film overall from taking you out of the story, continuing to make the film fully enjoyable with little to no faults.
Honestly, it’s one of the best low-budget werewolf costumes with one of the best comedic werewolf performances I’ve seen.
Of course, I can’t finish this review without talking about the design of the Devil. The designers went for a stereotypical look of red skin and horns but honestly, in this film, it works! It’s a simple design that plays well to the comedy.
Bubba the Redneck Werewolf is not a film for everyone. If you love silly comedies like the Scary Movie franchise or WolfCop then maybe you’ll enjoy this but I can’t guarantee anything. Humour is subjective of course but personally, I really had a good time with this film. Not all of it was funny but the majority of it was.
It has low-budget CGI effects where needed but also some great practical effects that really make it stand out as a brilliantly designed comedy. The designers should be applauded for their work on this film.
I know for sure that I am going to try my hardest to find the original comics now, so I’m hoping they are available in the UK!
You can visit the official website for the film here: http://www.bubbawolfmovie.com/
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