LITTLE DEAD ROTTING HOOD (2016) Reviews and overview

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Little Dead Rotting Hood is a 2016 American supernatural horror film directed by Jared Cohn (12/12/12; The Horde) from a screenplay by Gabriel Campisi (Alien Agenda: Endangered Species). It was produced by The Asylum’s David Michael Latt (Sharknado and many more).

The movie stars Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; DinosharkBackcountry), Bianca A. Santos (Ouija), Romeo Miller (Don’t Be Scared), Patrick Muldoon (Alpha Wolf; Stigmata; Ice SpidersSpiders), Heather Tom, Brendan Wayne and Marina Sirtis (Blind Date; Waxwork II).


The residents of a small town discover that something more sinister than killer wolves is lurking in the backwoods: first, the wolves start turning up dead… then people…


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” … the filmmakers used REAL wolves during the filming and that is very evident throughout and adds a great element of realism to a werewolf movie. Most of the movie is filled with great looking practice effects, so CGI was very limited. When CGI was used for the main werewolf, I found it to be very well done.” Moviepilot

“The film tries to bring forth ideas and mesh them into a cohesive plot, but it fails…big time. The story has huge holes in it, and nothing is explained. There’s even a big “twist” towards the end that is surprising, yes, but also makes no sense.” Shattered Ravings

“Along with some of the coolest looking werewolves– never thought someone could bring creativity in designing a hulking werewolf, unlike any I’ve seen before– and a pretty unique zombie-esque angle, this film works as a fun and entertaining movie…” We Are Indie Horror


“The production values are of a higher standard than we’re used to from these folks, the acting is by and large competent, the overall tone is one of tongue-in-cheek fun that doesn’t completely go overboard into spoof, and there’s a generous helping of bloody violence and gore, nudity, and monsters.” Trash Film Guru

“There are some fun action sequences, a diverse cast, cheap CGI werewolves and bizarre choices for wardrobe. Sammy’s tiny shorts are a weird throwback to another time, and her red cape looks like cheap crushed velvet. It was just a weird over-all look. The gore make-up was pretty decent, there are few fun and bloody deaths.” UK Horror Scene

“The sporadic wolf attacks place the film firmly in R-rated territory, which is a welcome departure from the PG-13 standard for The Asylum, and the gore and bloodletting come with a frequency that should keep even the most ADHD-leaning horror fans focused. By shooting the movie at Rene’s 50’s Town in California, Cohn manages to get a really appealing small-town vibe…” The Schlock Pit

The film was released in the US on DVD by Cinedigm on January 6, 2016. A UK DVD release by High Fliers Films came out on February 20, 2017.


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Cast and characters:

Eric Balfour … Sheriff Adam
Bianca A. Santos … Samantha / Red Rotting Hood
Romeo Miller … Danny
Patrick Muldoon … Deputy Henry
Heather Tom … Officer Victoria
Brendan Wayne … Officer Scudder
Marina Sirtis … Grandma
Amy Argyle … Becky
Tony Ketcham … Benson
Jake T. Getman … Dusty
Izabella Alvarez … Kendra
Taylor Carr … Rita
Ashley Doris … Jenny
Demetrius Stear … Tommy
Baker Chase Powell … Ramiro
Kevin Ragsdale … Lance
Kali Cook … Anna
Steven Skyler … Alex
Carl Donelson … Jason
Amy Landon … Deputy Abbey
Tammy Klein … Mildred
M.J. Brackin … Martha (as M.J. Backin)
Danielle Vasinova … Denise
Michael Johnathan Wright … Police Officer

Filming locations:

Blue Cloud Movie Ranch – 20000 Blue Cloud Road, Santa Clarita, California (Samantha’s property)
D.C. Stages, 1360 East 6th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California (studio)
Rene’s 50’s Town, Santa Clarita, California (the small town)
Sable Ranch – 25933 Sand Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California (Grandma’s property)

Technical details:

88 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital
Aspect ratio: 1.78: 1


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