“Big Bad Wolf”: when the bad guy in the story is by your side… or inside you

Alicia G. Arribas.

“Big Bad Wolf”, a suffocating thriller that borders on horror films, manages to turn the tale of Little Red Riding Hood on its head, filling the viewer with doubts. Here, the director of the film, Gustavo Hernández, explains to EFE, “each character goes through a void, and in this game -he affirms- everyone can be the ferocious wolf”.

With a script by the director himself, along with Juma Fodde and Conchi del Río, the film is a review of the Israeli film ‘Big Bad Wolves’ (Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, 2013), famous because Quentin Tarantino said he liked it a lot.

“I was excited because I saw the possibility of giving it my style and to approach the subject of revenge in such a direct way, it was a challenge,” explains Hernández.

Because “Big Bad Wolf” talks about revenge, but also obsessions, pain, injustice, wickedness and filial love.

A policeman capable of competing in cruelty with the criminals he is chasing (Javier Gutiérrez) is convinced that a music teacher (Rubén Ochandiano) is the serial killer of a bunch of girls whom he tortures and mutilates after abusing they. The mother of his latest victim (Adriana Ugarte), who lives on the edge of the law with her father (Antonio Dechent), decides to punish him.

“Big Bad Wolf”: when the bad guy in the story is by your side… or inside you