The Company of Wolves1984
The Company of Wolves (1984)
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as Old Priest
as Amorous Boy's Father
as Young Bride
as Young Groom
as Amorous Boy's mother
as Amorous Boy
as Witch Woman
as Wealthy Groom
as Wolf Girl
as Devil Boy
as Lame Fiddler
as Blind Fiddler
as The Devil (uncredited)
Critic Reviews for The Company of Wolves
It is not a children's film and it is not an exploitation film; it is a disturbing and stylish attempt to collect some of the nightmares that lie beneath the surface of "Little Red Riding Hood."
Jordan was not afraid to take a genre that was already rubbing its tired, oozing eyes and spin it like a top, making something disarmingly original, a dark wonder of a picture.
Once the initial narrative turbulence passes The Company of Wolves emerges as an innovative and memorable fantasy spectacle
Strange and haunting, but unduly disjointed.
Red Riding Hood has always been a good source for nightmares, and this is one of the more compelling of those bad dreams
Audience Reviews for The Company of Wolves
An adolescent girl dreams of a fairytale world inhabited by werewolves in this Gothic horror reinterpretation of the Red Hiding Hood story by Neil Jordan. The Company Of Wolves is loaded with metaphors and sexual symbolism, featuring snakes, hedgehogs, girls climbing tall trees and pure whites tainted by blood reds at every turn. Visually it has been rather influential; Tim Burton is clearly a fan and Ridley Scott's Legend owes a great debt to Jordan's vision. Some of the effects have not dated so well but the elaborate studio bound sets still look good and there are striking images throughout. Unfortunately the plot is little more than a montage of stories within stories that lack any kind of narrative coherence which failed to engage me in any way beyond an intellectual level. An interesting rather than entertaining film that is soaked in atmosphere but lacks the required structure to hang it upon.
I was really excited for the old skool special effects, but the lack of interesting story finally caught up with it by the end.
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