The Company of Wolves (1984)




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After hearing her grandmother's stories about dangerous men, a 13-year-old girl has nightmares that transform her into Little Red Riding Hood.
R (N/A)
Drama , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cannon Releasing


David Warner
as Father
Graham Crowden
as Old Priest
Brian Glover
as Amorous Boy's Father
Kathryn Pogson
as Young Bride
Stephen Rea
as Young Groom
Tusse Silberg
as Mother
Micha Bergese
as Huntsman
Sarah Patterson
as Rosaleen
Susan Porrett
as Amorous Boy's mother
Shane Johnstone
as Amorous Boy
Dawn Archibald
as Witch Woman
Richard Morant
as Wealthy Groom
Danielle Dax
as Wolf Girl
Vincent McClaren
as Devil Boy
Ruby Buchanan
as Dowager
Jimmy Gardner
as Ancient
Roy Evans
as Eyepatch
Edward Marksen
as Lame Fiddler
Jimmy Brown
as Blind Fiddler
Terence Stamp
as The Devil (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for The Company of Wolves

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Strange and haunting, but unduly disjointed.

February 6, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

Red Riding Hood has always been a good source for nightmares, and this is one of the more compelling of those bad dreams

January 22, 2003

Neil Jordan's unsettling spin on the old Red Riding Hood themes.

July 25, 2002

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February 17, 2007
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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September 23, 2005

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July 4, 2005

Audience Reviews for The Company of Wolves


Directors Cat
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Super Reviewer


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.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


I was really excited for the old skool special effects, but the lack of interesting story finally caught up with it by the end.

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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