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The Company of Wolves (1984)

The Company of Wolves
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Written by
Angela Carter Angela Carter
(screenplay) and
Neil Jordan Neil Jordan
(screenplay)


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A good movie

3 years, 4 months ago at Sep 28 8:43
Even though we don’t hear much from him anymore, I always had a weak spot for Neil Jordan’s work so I was definitely eager to check this flick. Back in the 90’s, he made one of the most interesting vampire flicks, ‘Interview with the Vampire’ but many forget that he also made a werewolves feature just at the beginning of his career. I must admit that the whole thing was pretty mesmerizin... read more

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3 years, 3 months ago at Oct 27 23:23
The Company of Wolves - First time watch and I really enjoyed it! Fun transformation effects and great atmospheric settings. 8/10
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Description: 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 Ridingho ... (more)
Release date: 19 April 1985
UPC: 759731408325
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A good movie

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