The Company of Wolves (1984)  » Movies  »
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  • This is a unique werewolf movie based on Red Riding Hood and one I enjoyed watching
  • I have seen many werewolf movies before and I don't think I have ever seen any other make this connection

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      This is a unique werewolf movie based on “Red Riding Hood” and one I enjoyed watching. Angela Landsbury is the star and she does a wonderful job of playing the girl’s grandmother. Based on the clothing the characters wear, the story is set during Pilgrim days except it takes place in England, so it’s the 17th century. Basically the town is having trouble with werewolves and the girl who is Red Riding Hood has just lost her older sister to the wolves. Most of the time the wolves look like

      wolves but some of them are actually werewolves.

      I like how unique this werewolf movie is. Most werewolf movies are set in modern days but this one is historical in nature. It is also unique for saying that some men are hairy on the inside and that wolves live inside of them. That is, some men are beasts and that they act as beasts (have desire, lust, etc). I have seen many werewolf movies before and I don’t think I have ever seen any other make this connection. To further ...

      • this connection between werewolves and male lust, the movie shows how irresponsible some men can be. A poor woman is good enough for him to sleep with and make babies with, but he must marry someone from his own social cast.

        Another theme this movie has is how dangerous it can be to trust strangers. Red Riding Hood finds that out when she meets a handsome rich man in the snowy woods. She wasn’t supposed to leave the trail, but she did. Just because a person looks nice doesn’t mean

        they are a nice (decent) person.

        The scene where the man turns into a werewolf is a little gory but not too bad. In one scene he rips his human skin off his face to reveal a bloody mess and in another the skin splits as the wolf’s head emerges.

        I also like the setting in this movie. The historical details are right, including the girl’s family all sleeping in one bedroom upstairs. The woods can look either pretty or scary, depending on the scene.

        This movie is 92 minutes long.

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