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Red Riding Hood


USA 2011, 120 minutes
Dir. Catherine Hardwicke
Rating: [M]
Genres: Horror, Drama / Romance

Topics: Fairytale, Gothic.


Aroview: Amanda Seyfried plays the eponymous fairytale heroine lusted after by a sinister werewolf in this deliriously overheated horror-fantasy pitched at the Twilight crowd.

Feeding off the hit vampire franchise’s supernatural romanticism filtered through a teenager’s sexual awakening, Hardwicke (incidentally, director of the first Twilight movie) serves up an exaggerated visual feast to complement the script's heavy-handed subtext – a none-too-subtle unpacking of the Red Riding tale as a metaphor for ripened sexuality. Much of this will blow over the heads of the demographic it is squarely aimed at, though fans of baroque horror and/or brooding romance should find plenty to revel in, even if the film does take itself way too seriously.

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  • deleted scenes

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