Fascinating and imaginative. "The Company of Wolves" directed by Neil Jordan brings together the timeless Little Red Riding Hood and werewolf fables with a haunting, compelling, eerie and erotic difference. This movie is a magical bag of symbolic folklore about werewolves or rather their sexual connotation. Grandmother Angela Lansbury tells her granddaughter Sarah Patterson, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome, heavily eyebrowed strangers that have a smouldering look in their eyes. She also tells of her sudden disappearances of spouses when the moon is round and the wolves are howling in the woods.
Interesting magical realism take on Little Red Riding Hood
- The Company of Wolves review by AG
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Rife with coming-of-age sexual symbolism and gothic fairytale details this film attempts to retell the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale as a girl's right of passage. It has a distinctive atmosphere but is undermined by how dated it looks now - the special effects, especially those where man turns into wolf - look extremely clunky now. One of a kind though, worth a look.