The Company of wolves

United Kingdom, 1985

Film
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This innovative, intelligent and visually sumptuous horror film is not a traditional werewolf movie, it explores the psychosexual undercurrents of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” fairytale. Set almost entirely within the dreams and fantasy of thirteen year old Rosaleen who is stirred by passion; it foretells the fate of all young girls who stray from the forest path. Director Jordan is a distinctive stylist who knows how to convey the complex emotions and simmering sensuality of Angela Carter’s story. Stars Angela Lansbury as Granny and Sarah Patterson as Rosaleen. Screenplay by Angela Carter and Neil Jordan, adapted from a story by Angela Carter.

Credits

director

Neil Jordan

co-producer

Stephen Woolley

Chris Brown

production company

Palace Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:35:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

39056

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychoses

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Puberty

Horror

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Fairy tales - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Werewolves

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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