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The Company of Wolves

James Gracey


Co-written by Irish filmmaker Neil Jordan and British novelist Angela Carter, and based on several short stories from Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber, The Company of Wolves (1984) is a provocative reinvention of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Unraveling a feverish metaphor for the blossoming of a young girl's sexuality and her subsequent loss of innocence, the film entwines symbolism and metaphor with striking visuals and grisly effects. Released in the early 1980s, a time which produced several classic werewolf films (including An American Werewolf in London and The Howling) ... More

Keywords: Neil Jordan, Angela Carter, Little Red Riding Hood, fairy tale, werewolf films, womanhood, Female Gothic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781911325314
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Gracey, author