I'll be honest, the concept of Lionsgate's new film Burning Bright has seemed absurd since I first heard about it a year or so ago. Briana Evigan plays a 20-year-old girl who's forced to care for her younger autistic brother and live with her stepfather when her mother dies unexpectedly.

Things get worse for Evigan when she learns her step-dad has drained her college fund so he can buy a Bengal tiger for his home zoo. If that weren't crazy enough, Evigan has to go toe-to-paw with the tiger when it escapes its cage during a...wait for it...hurricane! It's like the writers got together and threw darts at a board filled with unrelated story ideas, and whatever they hit went into the screenplay.

My griping aside, I'm sure some people are interested in seeing the film -- which also features Garret Dillahunt and Meatloaf (the singer, not the food...). The good news is, you'll be able to just that when Burning Bright makes its DVD debut on August 17th. In the meantime, check out the trailer by clicking past the jump.

CATEGORIES Movies, Horror