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The Company of Wolves

The Company of Wolves

Year: 1984

Genres: Horror,Fantasy

Countries: UK

Votes: 5355

Rating: 6.6

Cast: Bergese Micha; Brown Jim; Carter Jim; Crowden Graham; Evans Roy; Gardner Jimmy; Glover Brian; Johnstone Shane; Marsen Edward; McClaren Vincent; Morant Richard; Rea Stephen; Stamp Terence; Warner David; Archibald Dawn; Buchanan Ruby; Dax Danielle; Lansbury Angela; Patterson Sarah; Pogson Kathryn; Porrett Susan; Silberg Tusse; Slowe Georgia; Brown Chris; Powell Nik; Woolley Stephen; Carter Angela; Jordan Neil; Loftus Bryan; Fenton George; Waller Elizabeth; Holland Rodney; Brusa Norma; Cahill Alexis; Carreras Chris; Case Gilly; Holdsworth Mary; Pollitt Jenny; Saggs David; Thorne Alison; Furst Anton

Taglines: Where fairy stories meet horror stories [Australia Theatrical]
Within the forests are strangers lying in wait for innocents . . . who stray from the path! [Australia Theatrical]
The desire… the fantasy… the nightmare
In the dead of the night, the beast is unleashed!
The Company of Wolves. They’re all the company we keep. Even in our dreams.

Storyline: 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.

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