The Company Of Wolves
Release : 1985
Country : U.K.
running time : 95 minutes
Actors : Angela LansBury, David Warner, Sarah Patterson, Stephen Rae, Brian Glover, Micha Bergese
Director : Neil Jordan
story tag line : A bag full of symbolic folklore about werewolves, or, rather, their sexual connotation. Granny tells her granddaughter Rosaleen strange, disturbing tales about innocent maidens falling in love with handsome, heavily eyebrowed strangers with a smoldering look in their eyes; about sudden disappearances of spouses when the moon is round & the wolves are howling in the woods; about babies found inside stork eggs, in a stork nest high up a tree; etc., etc. Of course the story of Little Red Ridinghood is also present, with a very handsome he-wolf! (And of course this he-wolf consumes Grandmother, but 'consumes' Little Red Ridinghood). All the stories are somehow reducible to loss of innocence, and fear of/hunger for (a newly acquired sense of) sexuality; their Freudian character is mirrored in their dreamlike shapes. This movie is not really a horror movie; it's more a multiple tale about growing up into adolescence.
Fantastic & strange film from Neil Jordan, An adult Little Red Ridinghood & Wherewolf folclore in a strange atmosphere. Also the Soundtrack by George Fenton is beautiful. ***** This film is also on Dvd & blue ray The Company Of Wolves  & Company of Wolves [Blu-ray]