‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack

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“It was a dark and stormy night.” Isn’t that they way scary stories begin? That’s what Elliot thinks when he tells a scary story to his friends around a campfire. Elliot tells the story of the Wailing Wampus Werewolf, which frightens all characters but mostly Boog. Open Season: Scared Silly is the fourth in the movie franchise starring the loveable forest friends.

When he sees how scared his best buddy Boog is with the story, Elliot enlists the others to scare him even more by pretending there really is a Wailing Wampus Werewolf. This backfires because hunter Shaw gets caught up in the scheme and thinks there is a beast hiding in the forest. When he gets permission from the Sheriff to hunt the werewolf, Shaw figures he can get his nemeses Boog and Elliot as well.
This madcap adventure takes everyone on a wild trip through the forest and a lava mine (do they really mine for lava?) as the animals stay one step ahead of the whacky hunter. This film has many fun puns and dialogue that will definitely amuse adults as well as kids.

Besides scaring Boog and escaping the wrath – and gun – of Shaw, the characters have side stories that complete the film. Mr. Weenie is feeling abandoned by Ed and Edna, Elliot is trying to convince Boog to go on a camping trip, and Boog is conflicted about living in the wild as opposed to his comfy and safe home in the city.

In addition to the stories, look for little hidden visuals in the film. Hint: the log in the toilet and the changing pictures on the walls of the food truck.

This is the fourth film in the franchise. Open Season first entertained moviegoers in 2006, followed in 2009 by Open Season 2, and then in 2011 by Open Season 3. The characters of Boog, Elliot, Mr. Weenie, McSquizzy, and Giselle are beloved by young and not so young. The films have puns and visuals that entertain older viewers while the characters and stories entertain younger viewers. Boog is a beloved bear trying to find his way in the frightening forest and Elliot is the fast-talking fun-loving deer that in this case winds up with the tables turned on him. Join Elliot, Boog, McSquizzy, Ian, Giselle, Serge and Denis, Rosie and Maria, and Buddy in this newest frolicking forest fun film.

Open Season: Scared Silly is rated PG for rude humor and some action. The adults and all the young kids in my screening thoroughly enjoyed the film.

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